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EMCrit 284 – You are the Product – Delete Your Algorithmic Social Media EMCrit Podcast - Critical Care and Resuscitation

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Algorithmic social media is stealing your joy and may be making your life dramatically worse. If you haven't watched The Social Dilemma, you probably should sit down and give it a view, especially if you have kids.







Advertising + Algorithm



Misalignment of incentives



Business model in which incentive is to find customers ready to pay to modify someone else's behavior



 





The Algorithm

Get you to the app and keep you there



Movie Social Dilemma gets it Wrong



Negative trumps positive



Dopamine hit



Addictive, but mostly shallow or perhaps b/c of shallowness

Tribalism & Mob Behavior

Magnification of Fringe Views



Makes assholes more assholey



Attention is the reward on social media, and assholery gets the most attention

Loss of Objective Reality

 

Individual Apps

Facebook

The Worst!!!



A bunch of you are there so EMCrit has to announce new episodes there

Instagram

Just as evil

Reddit

 

Twitter

Sponsored Tweets



Built to inflict misery and turn people into assholes



Reub--bring it to Reddit



Twitter happiness feed

Youtube

Turn off "Up Next"

TikTok

Insanely addictive

Netflix

Algorithm with the right incentives

The News

Algorithm



If you can't change it, don't regard it as important

Google

not just creating an echo chamber



but actually sculpting Truth based on a political agenda



* Switching over to Hey Email

* DuckDuckGo



RSS

The way to have social media goodness come to you

Turn off Notifications

for any social media and for anything else possible

Go Deep instead of Shallow

 

If you have kids, avoid social media until ~16

Jonathan Haidt





More Stuff to Check Out



* How to go from being an Ass-hole to an AYS-hole on Twitter

* 7 Ways to be Insufferable on Facebook

* How to Use RSS and Itunes to Maximize FOAM Podcasts

* The Online Hierarchy of Needs - Social Media and FOAM



Please ReRead 1984



Now on to the Podcast...

Algorithmic social media is stealing your joy and may be making your life dramatically worse. If you haven't watched The Social Dilemma, you probably should sit down and give it a view, especially if you have kids.







Advertising + Algorithm



Misalignment of incentives



Business model in which incentive is to find customers ready to pay to modify someone else's behavior



 





The Algorithm

Get you to the app and keep you there



Movie Social Dilemma gets it Wrong



Negative trumps positive



Dopamine hit



Addictive, but mostly shallow or perhaps b/c of shallowness

Tribalism & Mob Behavior

Magnification of Fringe Views



Makes assholes more assholey



Attention is the reward on social media, and assholery gets the most attention

Loss of Objective Reality

 

Individual Apps

Facebook

The Worst!!!



A bunch of you are there so EMCrit has to announce new episodes there

Instagram

Just as evil

Reddit

 

Twitter

Sponsored Tweets



Built to inflict misery and turn people into assholes



Reub--bring it to Reddit



Twitter happiness feed

Youtube

Turn off "Up Next"

TikTok

Insanely addictive

Netflix

Algorithm with the right incentives

The News

Algorithm



If you can't change it, don't regard it as important

Google

not just creating an echo chamber



but actually sculpting Truth based on a political agenda



* Switching over to Hey Email

* DuckDuckGo



RSS

The way to have social media goodness come to you

Turn off Notifications

for any social media and for anything else possible

Go Deep instead of Shallow

 

If you have kids, avoid social media until ~16

Jonathan Haidt





More Stuff to Check Out



* How to go from being an Ass-hole to an AYS-hole on Twitter

* 7 Ways to be Insufferable on Facebook

* How to Use RSS and Itunes to Maximize FOAM Podcasts

* The Online Hierarchy of Needs - Social Media and FOAM



Please ReRead 1984



Now on to the Podcast...

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