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The Creator of Facebook's "I Love" Has Removed All Its Apps

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Justin Rosenstein, in full digital detoxification, even compares Snapchat to heroin.


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Sunday October 8, 2017, 3:53 am
Justin Rosenstein, in full digital detoxification, even compares Snapchat to heroin.

Ten years after spending "nights coding" this button that represents a thumbs up on Facebook, Justin Rosenstein is in full weaning . The developer decided not to go on Reddit and Snapchat, and it "imposes a limited use of Facebook," reports the Guardian. He even asked his assistant to install a parental control on his new i-Phone in order to prevent him from downloading new applications.

A radical approach, justified by the adverse "psychological effects" of all these devices on attention : difficulties to concentrate, potential lower IQ, consequences on the cognitive system ... "Rosenstein is part of this small group more Silicon Valley heretics complaining about the growth of so-called "attention economy" decrypts the Guardian: an Internet shaped by the economy of advertising. "

As the former engineer of Facebook is not the only one to "wean his own products": one of his colleagues, Leah Pearlman entrusts the Guardian that she has abandoned the "I love" of Facebook as well as d other applications. Loren Brichter, who has been able to refresh the news feeds on networks like Twitter, says he has considerably reduced his use of the Telegram application . It also blocked some sites and notifications. According to the Guardian, these repentants even go so far as to enroll their children in schools in Silicon Valley where i-Phones, i-Pads and even laptops are banned.

Faced with this Frankenstein effect, the Guardian asks:

"If the people who built these technologies take such radical measures to free themselves of them, can we reasonably hope to exercise our free will?"

Peggy B (43)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 8:34 am
I stopped using facebook on a daily basis when I started being on care2 for several hours per day. I gave one up of the other. I have tried weaning myself off care2 because of the emotional pain it leaves me with, but feel guilty I'm letting the vulnerable down. So now, I try not to look at the pictures or read the really sad articles to maintain my mental health. I try, to no avail, to ignore the political articles. lol.

Animae C (508)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 3:25 pm
i have never joined any social network sites, the only one I'm on is C2, i don't have a dumb-phone either!
i see the addiction everywhere, people walking into me on the streets because they're glued to their stoopid phones, more accidents on the roads, i'm sure it's affecting the young ones postures!!!

TY Christine

Colleen L (3)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 11:34 pm
Just like Animae, I have never used or joined any social network sites, expect for Care2. Thanks Christine

Jim Ven (0)
Tuesday October 10, 2017, 5:05 am
thanks for sharing

Jerome S (0)
Tuesday October 10, 2017, 5:15 am
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