As Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker was instrumental in the company’s eventual success. But now the billionaire tech pioneer has had a change of heart, confessing at an Axios event that “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?’” He added, “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 two billion people… God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” Quick — tweet this link! Or not.
Re: TidBITS: Past Facebook President Calls Out Social Media
I was doing some cleaning recently and came across this book that I read as I kid. I found it fascinating at the time but now it’s a little true to life. I feel like many of us are doing a dance to social media and technology.