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(Business Insider)   A look at how application developers mess with your brains and get you addicted to things like Facebook and Instagram   ( businessinsider.com) divider line
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1727 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Feb 2018 at 10:28 PM (21 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-02-17 09:31:06 PM  
I love you, $UserID.
 
2018-02-17 10:30:49 PM  
I'm on step 1 of Facebook's Anonymous.

Must stay off the internet.
 
2018-02-17 11:04:58 PM  

Sin'sHero: I'm on step 1 of Facebook's Anonymous.

Must stay off the internet.


It's not working :)
 
2018-02-17 11:15:59 PM  
There's boredom, and there's seeking approval from a social group. But then there's the combo.  I get approval in the form of sales, and that won't peak again until after Tuesday, when my last shipment will start to ship, and the earliest my next shipment goes out.
 
2018-02-17 11:34:18 PM  
So, what's this sophisticated psycho mind trick? Notifications? Checks TFA... Yep, notifications.

Meh, you can easily control those - you can filter them, mute them, disable them altogether. If you don't, it is because you just like to have excuses for wasting time on the phone.
 
2018-02-17 11:47:26 PM  
Same thing here. Fark rewards you with the Smart / Funny count.

As long as you're aware of the game, you can exercise control over it.
 
2018-02-18 12:19:22 AM  
When you swipe your finger downward on Twitter, for example, a spinning wheel indicates that the app is loading more content. You don't know what you're getting, but you're hoping to see something new and something that interests you. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

Anything is possible.

The unattainable is unknown.

You can do anything on Twitter.

The only limit is yourself.
 
2018-02-18 12:36:09 AM  
The users will get over it.
 
2018-02-18 12:47:48 AM  
If you've enabled push notifications

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2018-02-18 01:33:55 AM  

doglover: If you've enabled push notifications

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I don't understand that. Would drive me nuts. I also hate seeing those red notification thingies with numbers in them next to app icons. It drives my OCD crazy.
 
2018-02-18 01:52:39 AM  
Maybe that's true on a lot of internet sites, but not here on Fark, home of the coolest people ever!!!!! Yeah! Who's with me?!? You people know what's up! You're not just posting stuff for "smarts" or "funnies"! We're all just here to f#cking party! Woooooooooooooo! The rest of those sites are lame! Rock n' roll Cleveland!!!!

/I'm drunk
 
2018-02-18 02:25:56 AM  

Znuh: Same thing here. Fark rewards you with the Smart / Funny count.

As long as you're aware of the game, you can exercise control over it.


My roommate told a story about something that happened to him at work last week. A story of a completely new thing to him.

And that is how I lost the game after almost a 5 year streak...
 
2018-02-18 02:29:51 AM  
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2018-02-18 02:33:46 AM  

CyberKultist: Znuh: Same thing here. Fark rewards you with the Smart / Funny count.

As long as you're aware of the game, you can exercise control over it.

My roommate told a story about something that happened to him at work last week. A story of a completely new thing to him.

And that is how I lost the game after almost a 5 year streak...


And you just broke my three year streak..........jerk.
 
2018-02-18 02:38:00 AM  

darthstormer: CyberKultist: Znuh: Same thing here. Fark rewards you with the Smart / Funny count.

As long as you're aware of the game, you can exercise control over it.

My roommate told a story about something that happened to him at work last week. A story of a completely new thing to him.

And that is how I lost the game after almost a 5 year streak...

And you just broke my three year streak..........jerk.


:)

But, seriously. To know about someone just learning about that. Kinda worth it? Lol
 
2018-02-18 02:56:55 AM  

darthstormer: And you just broke my three year streak..........jerk.


This should help.

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2018-02-18 04:03:28 AM  
The red circle with the number gets me every. single. time.
 
2018-02-18 06:19:56 AM  

Spermbot: The red circle with the number gets me every. single. time.


Yep. I hate them and must make them go away. And they are especially bothersome when the App store has one and I'm not on WiFi.
 
2018-02-18 06:55:06 AM  
They know us so well...
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2018-02-18 07:25:19 AM  

Znuh: Same thing here. Fark rewards you with the Smart / Funny count.

As long as you're aware of the game, you can exercise control over it.


That's also data mining.

What? You think the newsletter is the only reason it's done?
 
2018-02-18 07:38:11 AM  
One of the biggest examples of irony is people who claim they will never give Facebook their phone number for 2 Step Authentication because Facebook is a data mining scum whorebag selling their information. But those same people give Google their phone number and 17 forms of ID for security reasons without a thought.
 
2018-02-18 08:49:00 AM  

cyberspacedout: When you swipe your finger downward on Twitter, for example, a spinning wheel indicates that the app is loading more content. You don't know what you're getting, but you're hoping to see something new and something that interests you. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

Anything is possible.

The unattainable is unknown.

You can do anything on Twitter.

The only limit is yourself.


I largely quit using Facebook because of the way it loads content.  I'd scroll down the page, see something that might be interesting but scroll just a little too far.

Scroll back up, and suddenly it's reloading new content and I can't find what I was looking for.

Nothing is linear (at least on the mobile app), and trying to find something I saw earlier in the day can be maddeningly complicated.

So it just isn't worth the frustration anymore.
 
2018-02-18 07:59:54 PM  
I hope all of the developers who came up with these clever psychological tricks get killed in car accidents caused by people playing with their phones while they drive.
 
2018-02-18 08:07:30 PM  

Thingster: cyberspacedout: When you swipe your finger downward on Twitter, for example, a spinning wheel indicates that the app is loading more content. You don't know what you're getting, but you're hoping to see something new and something that interests you. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

Anything is possible.

The unattainable is unknown.

You can do anything on Twitter.

The only limit is yourself.

I largely quit using Facebook because of the way it loads content.  I'd scroll down the page, see something that might be interesting but scroll just a little too far.

Scroll back up, and suddenly it's reloading new content and I can't find what I was looking for.

Nothing is linear (at least on the mobile app), and trying to find something I saw earlier in the day can be maddeningly complicated.

So it just isn't worth the frustration anymore.


Viewing your feed on the website is just as annoying. Sometimes I'll click on a post, and then got the back button only to see that everything's in a different order than before.

Using the browser's Find feature doesn't work if the dynamic content hasn't loaded.
 
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