Our minds can be hijacked

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia is a slightly terrifying article from The Guardian, albeit with a marginally exaggerated headline, all about the way all our nifty smartphone apps and social media platforms are designed and gamed to maximize engagement. It might sound innocuous, but the end result is that some people check their phones 2617 times a day, and struggle with symptoms which sound a lot like ADHD. Since I work in social media to some extent, this issue is one I think about quite frequently. I find myself increasingly thinking I need more time away from the phone too.

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