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Facebook Addiction Shows Up in Brain Scans Similar to Drug Addiction

Several Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have expressed concerns about the so-called “war for your attention” as Google, Facebook and other internet giants compete for user interaction. | Photo credit: Getty Images

Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg’s company in its first months, said the company’s founders intentionally built the site to consume as much human attention as possible.

Facebook Changes Your Relationship with Society

Parker, who has made billions as an early shareholder in the social network, also criticized Facebook’s effect on children. “It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” he told newsite Axios. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, was found to have to have the worst impact on young people’s self esteem, negatively impacting people’s body image, sleep and fear of missing out.  Read the full story…. telegraph.co.uk



Sean Parker - Former Facebook President - Investor

Sean Parker is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who cofounded Napster and was the former president of Facebook. | Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons



Former Facebook president warns of social media addiction

  • Sean Parker, 38, claims social media sites like Facebook are “exploiting vulnerabilities in human psychology” and said social media pioneers like himself “understood this consciously and we did it anyway.”


Across the web:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/11/facebook-google-public-health-democracyHow Facebook and Google threaten public health – and democracy … – The Guardian The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health.



https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/10/mark-zuckerberg-opioid-crisis-facebook-america-tourMark Zuckerberg says extent of opioid crisis was biggest surprise of US tour – The Guardian Zuckerberg made his comments about opioid addiction the day after former Facebook president Sean Parker used the language of addiction to criticize the social network, stating that features such as the “like” button were designed to give users “a …


http://www.businessinsider.com/ex-facebook-president-sean-parker-billionaire-advantage-better-healthcare-2017-11Ex-Facebook president and billionaire Sean Parker reveals one of the biggest advantages rich people have over … – Business Insider Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, revealed recently what he believes to be one of the greatest advantages rich people have. “Because I’m a billionaire, I’m going to have access to better healthcare,” the entrepreneur said at an Axios event …


http://www.newsweek.com/russia-facebook-trump-sean-parker-707964Facebook Is Addictive Because It ‘Exploits a Vulnerability’ in People’s Brains, Co-Founder Sean Parker Says – Newsweek Hindsight is 20/20 for Sean Parker, a former Facebook president who said this week that the social media site was built to exploit “a vulnerability in human psychology”—one that investigators believe Russia also manipulated as it was meddling in the …


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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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