Article: The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive
The long read:
We are increasingly being enslaved in a quite serious fashion by the very machines designed (or at least intended) to help us.
We are powerless, it is not simple to just resist the urges, since the field of so-called “behavior design” basically tries “to hook people […] by hijacking our psychological vulnerabilities.”
This article explains clearly why Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and the like are so appealing and how they manage to draw in so many hours of our time. It helps you understand how this works from a psychological perspective and shows you the dangers and the complete lack of ethics in the tech empire.