Facebook exploiting human vulnerabilities, recons FB founding member
A former partner of the Facebook and its first founding president, Sean Parker in a recent interview said, that the founders deliberately created FB to be addictive.
Sean Parker, Facebook’s first President spoke during a speech at Axios event in Philadelphia that, “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
He also revealed that all the founder of the social media platform understood the implications of exploiting the human brain by creating something which can change your relationship with society, and did it anyway.
Sean Parker said, 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.
Sean reckons he was unaware of the success Facebook will get and never really understood the consequences of what he was saying.
Like button, the cause of a dopamine hit for users
He further explained that the company was focused on building a system where they could consume as much amount of your time and conscious possible. The “Like button” was developed to give the users a Dopamine hit which acts as a social-validation. All these things are exactly how hackers work on, exploiting peoples vulnerabilities using a social-validation feedback loop.
All of these words from an ex-president of the world’s largest Social media raises major concerns. How have Mark and his team been successful in exploiting over 2 Billion people in the world, turning social media into an essential part of your daily life?
Sean believes it’s very likely that Mark will delete his account from the system but why would a billionaire with a social media with 2 billion members care about his ex-partner saying something in an interview.
But the reality is Fb has the capabilities of becoming a brainwasher for all of our society, not just young kids and to some it already is. Sean Parker claims that the most harmful social media on the internet yet has to be Instagram which takes the validation feedback to another level. Because who doesn’t love those likes on those time-consuming pictures you take?