Confessions of a Social Media Hitman
“And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever. And that’s going to get you to contribute more content, and that’s going to get you … more likes and comments.”
"It’s social validation feedback loop reinforcement."
"Exactly what a hacker like me myself would come up with because you’re exploiting vulnerability in human psychology."
“The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”
“Because I’m a billionaire, I’m going to have access to better health care so … I’m going to be like 160 and I’m going to be part of this, like, class of immortal overlords." [Laughter]
Because, you know the [Warren Buffett] expression about compound interest. … "Give us billionaires an extra hundred years and you’ll know what … wealth disparity looks like.“