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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2017 07:03

"Parker was confident of eventually getting these people to get online. One of the building block decisions of these social media applications was, "How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?", said Parker.

This led to the creation of the social-validation feedback loop which would give you little dopamine hits in the form of likes or comments. So as to get people spending more time on these social networks.

"It's a social-validation feedback loop ... exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology," said Parker, further adding that people like him, Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom (Instagram founder) understood this and exploited it to their benefit."

www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/sean-parker-on-what-...
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