"You Are Addicted To Facebook Because We Want You To Be" Sean Parker, Co-founder, Facebook - ZUMIZUMI

“You Are Addicted To Facebook Because We Want You To Be” Sean Parker, Co-founder, Facebook

So you have every social media app on your phone, you keep shifting between each every other hour, you are enjoying it but have you ever thought about the effects it has on you psychologically?

It used to be just for connection but now Facebook is making money through adds, feeding your curiosity throughout the day and slowly but surely pulling you into a vortex so you can consume more. It may seem like you are addicted and you are but that’s where Facebook wants you to be.

Now, Facebook Co-founder has opened our eyes to what’s really going on and how apps like Facebook are wired to have you addicted. 8-year-old founding president of Facebook, SeanParker, was uncharacteristically frank about his creation in an interview with Axios. So much so in fact that he concluded, Mark Zuckerberg will probably block his account after reading this.

Confirming every ‘bigbrother’ conspiracy there is about the social media giant, Parker explained how social networks purposely hook users and potentially hurt our brains.

When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would say, ‘I’m not on social media.’ And I would say, ‘OK. You know, you will be.’ And then they would say, ‘No, no, no. I value my real-life interactions. I value the moment. I value presence. I value intimacy.’And I would say, … ‘We’ll get you eventually.’” “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because [of] the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and … it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other … It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” “The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?’” “And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever.

And that’s going to get you to contribute more content, and that’s going to get you … more likes and comments.” “It’s a social-validation feedback loop … exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.“ “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on #Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”

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There you have it, ladies, be careful of how much time you spend on social media, these people don’t really care about you! This Is the Only Way You Will Get Rich If You Stay Off Social Media

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