1. (Natural News) If you’re someone who ‘can’t live without’ social media or know someone like that, there is science behind the addiction, and while sinister, most people who can’t stop checking Facebook or Google have no idea how they became so hooked.

    It’s a mind technique the social media giants use to make us feel as though we can’t live without them, according to a former Google product manager…

    “This thing is a slot machine,” Harris told CBS News in an interview, adding that the tech world would prefer that everyone was kept in the dark about brain hacking.

    “Every time I check my phone, I’m playing the slot machine to see, ‘What did I get?’ This is one way to hijack people’s minds and create a habit, to form a habit. What you do is you make it so when someone pulls a lever, sometimes they get a reward, an exciting reward. And it turns out that this design technique can be embedded inside all of these products.”

    Read more http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-14-facebook-and-google-use-casino-style-brain-manipulation-tactics-to-addict-users-to-their-mobile-apps.html

    I was looking for an article explaining how social media is making the loneliness epidemic worse but the above is more interesting. I am tired of seeing people in the praying mantis position arms forward with phones stuck to their face everywhere but that phenomenon is not going away any time soon.

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