Is social media awful by design?

We visited the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History today. It opened fairly recently, and it's well worth the visit if you're interested in natural history, generally, and Israeli ecology, in particular.

I’ve only just started reading Mark O’Connell’s article in the New Yorker titled “The Deliberate Awfulness of Social Media”, but this part stood out for me. The problem is the business model based on the manipulation of individual behavior. Social-media platforms know what you’re seeing, and they know how you acted in the immediate aftermath…… Continue reading Is social media awful by design?