Facebook Is Cigarettes

The Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly podcast talks about the parallels between Facebook’s AI and Big Tobacco.

Facebook is cigarettes… It’s Big Tobacco… They know its product causes harm and they keep minimizing the harm to keep selling product.

I can’t think of another more apt description. I don’t want to be on Facebook. I try to stay off of it. Personally, I get the addictive parts. The thing is, not everyone else gets just how addicting this product actually is. 

The popularity of Facebook is ridiculous. The money it makes is ridiculous.

I wonder if the ridiculousness will eventually wear off? My college-age step-daughter has no interest in Facebook and does not have an account. I wonder if use will eventually die off or more likely be replaced with something else.

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