277: How Social Media Affects our Brains, Minds.com CEO Bill Ottman
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Chris Spangle looks into the effect of social media and smartphones on our brain. Spangle then speaks to Minds.com CEO and co-founder Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a free-speech platform that seeks to cure the problems of the major social platforms. The episode ends with "How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris and Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport. 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia: Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia?CMP=share_btn_tw Mark Zuckerberg Is Calling for Regulation of Social Media To Lock in Facebook's Position - https://reason.com/blog/2018/03/22/the-real-reason-mark-zuckerberg-calling "How a handful of tech companies control billions…