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 840 views   13 comments   watch   sfw   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
#crime
1   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 9, 4:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ 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   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (26)   2017 Nov 9, 4:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ 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 (1)   ↓ 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   anon_7e263   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 10, 3:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ 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!
5   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.
6   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.
7   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!
8   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!
9   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 11, 5:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

Last month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of user growth, also recently expressed his concerns. During a recent public discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya—who worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2011—told the audience, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”

Some of his comments seem to echo Parker’s concern [emphasis ours]. Parker has said that social media creates “a social-validation feedback loop” by giving people “a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever.”

Just days after Parker made those comments, Palihapitiya told the Stanford audience, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,” Palihapitiya said. “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem—this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”

It’s as if Parker and Palihapitiya got together at a bar that week to work out their inner demons. When the host asked Palihapitiya if he was doing any soul searching in regards to his role in building Facebook, he responded: “I feel tremendous guilt. I think we all knew in the back of our minds—even though we feigned this whole line of, like, there probably aren’t any bad unintended consequences. I think in the back, deep, deep recesses of, we kind of knew something bad could happen. But I think the way we defined it was not like this.”

He went on to explain what “this” is:

So we are in a really bad state of affairs right now, in my opinion. It is eroding the core foundation of how people behave by and between each other. And I don’t have a good solution. My solution is I just don’t use these tools anymore. I haven’t for years.

Speaking more broadly on the subject of social media, Palihapitiya said he doesn’t use social media because he “innately didn’t want to get programmed.” As for his kids: “They’re not allowed to use this shit.”

Then he got even more fired up: “Your behaviors—you don’t realize it but you are being programmed. It was unintentional, but now you gotta decide how much you are willing to give up, how much of your intellectual independence,” he told the students in the crowd. “And don’t think, ‘Oh yeah, not me, I’m fucking genius, I’m at Stanford.’ You’re probably the most likely to fucking fall for it. ‘Cause you are fucking check-boxing your whole Goddamn life.”

Oh boy. Nobody show this to Alex Jones.

https://gizmodo.com/former-facebook-exec-you-don-t-realize-it-but-you-are-1821181133
10   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 11, 6:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I'm so glad they have porno sites. Otherwise, I'd never get off Facebook.
11   anon_fb258   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 12, 9:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_7e263 says
IOW the similarities between Facebook and Patnet are getting creepier and creepier!


Facebook has really sucked since Iwog left.
12   anon_fb258   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 12, 9:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_a4aad says
At least Facebook is user generated.


You're cute when you are naive.
13   anon_d8f7d   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 12, 11:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_fb258 says
anon_7e263 says
IOW the similarities between Facebook and Patnet are getting creepier and creepier!


Facebook has really sucked since Iwog left.


Did he get kicked off of Facebook too besides Reddit?

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