Sean Parker on Facebook: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’
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Sean Parker on Facebook: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’

By Sniper following x   2017 Nov 9, 4:02pm 245 views   11 comments   watch   quote     share  


Parker says the social networking site exploits human psychological vulnerabilities through a validation feedback loop that gets people to constantly post to get even more likes and comments. “It's exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology,” he said.

“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." In other words, using Facebook is like junk food: you get instant gratification when you post for likes and comments. It’s quick and easy but has little substance.

Sean Parker, of Napster fame and an early investor in Facebook, says the founders of the social networking site knew they were creating something people would become addicted to, reports Axios. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said

Parker says that the thought process when building Facebook was to figure out “how do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?”



https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/9/16627724/sean-parker-facebook-childrens-brains-feedback-loop
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1 KimJongUn   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 9, 4:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
using Facebook is like junk food: you get instant gratification when you post for likes and comments. It’s quick and easy but has little substance.


Applies to patnet too. :(
2 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Nov 9, 4:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patnet is more free form commentary and community fiction writing gone ga-ga.

We have all sorts of golems and monsters running amok and extensible story lines to play with, most recently confecting a twisted S&M affair between Putin and Trump which is sounding increasingly plausible.
3 BayArea   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 9, 4:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Kim is right...

The addiction to FB and Instagram has very little difference to the addiction to Patnet or other forums where we spend hours reading and posting daily. The feelings evoked are nearly identical.

The like and dislike buttons above weren't put there by accident, right @Patrick :-)
4 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 9, 6:47pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayArea says
The addiction to FB and Instagram has very little difference to the addiction to Patnet or other forums where we spend hours reading and posting daily. The feelings evoked are nearly identical.


The difference is, Facebook follows your "interests", then trolls you with articles, advertising and news that fits those interests. Patrick doesn't do that. You're free to read a BIG cross section of articles and opinions here. Facebook "programs" your mind based on your history of postings.

Plus, something like 40% of Millennials say they get their daily news from Facebook. Want to guess what Facebook is serving up?
5 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 10, 2:20pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sean Parker: I helped destroy humanity with Facebook.

The billionaire and former Facebook president Sean Parker now says he regrets helping turn the social network into a global phenomenon. The site grew by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology” with its greed for attention and the careful reward system it created to keep users addicted.

“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… It’s a social-validation feedback loop… a vulnerability in human psychology,” he admitted to news site Axios.

Parker’s backing was instrumental in turning the Harvard campus-only software into a global phenomenon by introducing Zuckerberg to Silicon Valley venture capital.

http://gearsofbiz.com/sean-parker-i-helped-destroy-humanity-with-facebook/188604
6 anon_7e263   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 10, 3:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
BayArea says
The addiction to FB and Instagram has very little difference to the addiction to Patnet or other forums where we spend hours reading and posting daily. The feelings evoked are nearly identical.


The difference is, Facebook follows your "interests", then trolls you with articles, advertising and news that fits those interests. Patrick doesn't do that. You're free to read a BIG cross section of articles and opinions here. Facebook "programs" your mind based on your history of postings.

Plus, something like 40% of Millennials say they get their daily news from Facebook. Want to guess what Facebook is serving up?


While Facebook uses an algorithm- it's not too different than patnetters mind controlling themselves to exclude opinions they don't like.

While 40% of millennials get their news from Facebook a good percentage of patnetters get their news from patnet. The vast majority of would have otherwise heard of godforsaken characters like "Guccifer 2.0" were it not for this place.

IOW the similarities between Facebook and Patnet are getting creepier and creepier!
7 anon_a4aad   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 10, 3:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

How is facebook any worse than News? At least Facebook is user generated. News are pure brainwashing propaganda.

On patnet you can say whatever you want, discuss, debate, disagree. On news, there is no disagreement from the required talking points.
8 HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 10, 3:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

America should be thankful that their children aren't on patnet.
Must mean that those on social sites have mental issues?

patrick.net is the No. 1 antisocial site,read the comments.
9 HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 10, 3:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayArea says
The addiction to FB and Instagram has very little difference to the addiction to Patnet or other forums where we spend hours reading and posting daily.


I'm having constant orgasms pointing out hypocrisy!
11 Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 1:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

If it weren't for Facebook, we wouldn't have all the pouting, breast shoving selfys of beeyatches who have met their grisly demises in a variety of unruly and twisted ways on Daily Mail.

Thanks, Facebook!

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