Digital Addiction (26)

Real-world alienation through gaming, mobile devices and virtual reality.

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4 Big Takeaways From the Facebook Whistleblower Congressional Hearing

In 2021, former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to the fact that Facebook knew how its products harmed teenagers in terms of body image and social comparison; yet because of their interest in their profit model, they do not significantly attempt to ameliorate these harms. This article provides four key lessons to learn from how Facebook’s model is harmful.

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  • 2021
  • 3 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Infidelity and Social Networks

Donald and Helen, a married couple, are both dissatisfied with their marriage, particularly in their sexual relationship, and so unwilling to communicate with each other that they both want to cheat on each other. The technology in this clip are the websites on which they both succumb to the temptation of an affair.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Social Networks and Societal Norms

Allison’s unhealthy eating habits are reinforced with comments she receives online to the point where she refuses to eat with her family and follows online advice on how to resist hunger. The technology in this clip is the online forum which has the goal of perpetuating and starting unhealthy eating habits.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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