Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force”

Found on Ars Technica on Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Browse Internet

Zuckerberg is wrong: there's no reason to think Facebook is a "positive force" and a lot of reasons to think the opposite.

In a recent University of Pennsylvania study, researchers asked a group of college students to limit their time on Facebook, Instagram (owned by Facebook), and Snapchat to a total of 30 minutes per day. They found the change had a positive effect on their mental health.

Facebook seems desperate to have users spend as much time on Facebook as possible, and the company seems to have few scruples about how they do it. Spammy notifications are just one example.

Why would anybody ever trust anything Zuckerberg says?

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don't know why.
Zuck: They "trust me"
Zuck: Dumb fucks