Our Attention Is Being Manipulated
Is The Race To Control Our Attention On Social Media Increasing Our Vulnerability To Scams?
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.
Just imagine as scammers get more sophisticated, and learn to use the control techniques employed in advertising better? But even more so, the vulnerability of our children is increasing off of the scale.
This may be the fundamental difference between what other anti-scam groups do as well, that they employ a constant flood of fake faces to invoke your outrage and sustain your anger, whereas WE focus on expanding your knowledge and skills to avoid such distractions.
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