Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.


This is a clip from View from the Top interview at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital.
 

Comments (2)

(2) Dvirah, January 13, 2018 7:55 PM

Got It Backwards

Tools are just tools. If people are misusing them, then the fault is in the people, not in the tool. We need to model, and teach our children, honesty and kindness, to the point that we and they will publish only truth and courtesy. Only if the people are improved will their use of the tools improve.

(1) Anonymous, January 1, 2018 3:54 PM

He's so right!

If anyone who has f b would think about why it was started to begin with, he or she would be disgusted that the founder was trying to put down another person who rejected him. That evolved to some college kids were basically ''voting'' if a person was worthy of their opinions. Where do you think the ''like'' and ''dislike'' came from? I quit f b several years ago because it was wasting too much of my precious time. I agree with Mr. Chamath Palihapitiya. It's time people started thinking for themselves again. Quit this awful, time-wasting media! Get together with family & friends and start living again!

 

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