Nir Eyal tries to understand the forces that keep you staring at your screen. One of them he identifies as “The Tech,” that is ” Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Buzzfeed and the like.” Here’s a bit of what he has to say about that:
Since these services rely on advertising revenue, the more frequently you use them, the more money they make. It’s no wonder these companies employ teams of people focused on engineering their services to be as engaging as possible. These products aren’t habit-forming by chance; it’s by design. They have an incentive to keep us hooked.
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