Mark Zuckerberg addresses teen addiction to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg addresses teen addiction to Facebook


I HAVE ONLY A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO MINUTES LEFT SO I WANT TO SHIFT GEARS A LITTLE BIT BUT THAT WAS ABOUT ADULTS. YOU’RE A DAD. I’D LIKE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION. YOU STARTED YOUR COMMENTS TODAY BY TALKING ABOUT HOW FACEBOOK IS AND WAS FOUNDED AS AN OPTIMISTIC COMPANY. YOU AND I HAVE HAD CONSERVATIONS SEPARATE FROM HERE. I DON’T WANT TO PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH BUT I THINK AS YOU’VE AGED YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT LESS OPTIMISTIC THAN YOU WERE WHEN YOU STARTED FACEBOOK. AS A DAD, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION AS A PROBLEM FOR AMERICA’S TEENS?>> WELL, MY HOPE IS THAT WE CAN BE A BROAD VIEW OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY. TO YOUR POINT ABOUT TEENS, THIS IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT I THINK ANY PARENT THINKS ABOUT IS HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT YOUR KIDS USING TECHNOLOGY. AT FACEBOOK SPECIFICALLY, I VIEW OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS NOT JUST BUILDING SERVICES THAT PEOPLE LIKE BUT BUILDING SERVICES THAT ARE GOOD FOR PEOPLE AND GOOD FOR SOCIETY AS WELL, SO WE STUDY A LOT OF EFFECTS OF WELL BEING OF OUR TOOLS AND BROADER TECHNOLOGY AND LIKE ANY TOOL, THEY’RE GOOD AND BAD USES OF IT. WHAT WE FIND IN GENERAL IS THAT IF YOU’RE USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN ORDER TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, RIGHT? SO YOU’RE SHARING CONTENT WITH FRIENDS YOU’RE INTERACTING, NOT AS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF THE LONG TERM MEASURES OF WELL BEING THAT YOU’D THINK OF, LONG TERM HEALTH, LONG TERM HAPPINESS, LONG TERM FEELING CONNECTED, FEELING LESS LONELY, BUT IF YOU’RE USING THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRIMARILY TO PASSIVELY CONSUME CONTENT AND NOT ENGAGING WITH OTHER PEOPLE IT DOESN’T HAVE THOSE POSITIVE EFFECTS AND IT COULD BE NEGATIVE>> WE’RE ALMOST AT TIME SO DO SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES HIRE CONSULTING FIRMS TO HELP THEM FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MORE DOPAMINE FEEDBACK LOOPS SO PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THE PLATFORM?>> NO, SENATOR. THAT’S NOT HOW WE TALK ABOUT THIS OR HOW WE SETUP OUR PRODUCT TEAMS. WE WANT OUR PRODUCTS TO BE VALUABLE TO PEOPLE AND IF THEY’RE VALUABLE THEN PEOPLE CHOOSE TO USE THEM. ARE YOU AWARE THERE’S SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES THAT DO HIRE

16 comments

  1. He blew smoke up the ass of Congress, and they thanked him for it…
    Bullshit hearing that accomplished nothing whatsoever.

  2. Why don't they asked Zuckerberg how many people in Congress does he donate to. Over half the people on this committee receive funds from Facebook

  3. Why didn't they ask Zuckerberg about his interactions with Hillary during the campaign Wikileaks expose their email. Where he said he was happy to start working with her again on the campaign

  4. Thinks he can smart ass talk his way out of it with fake terminology, like he knows what he's talking about. All that smarty academia chatter adds up to one thing = fucking nothing.

  5. "Responsibility" zuckerberg has none. Shift the blame, good job! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨βœŒπŸ½οΈπŸΏπŸΏπŸΏπŸΏπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŒ™πŸŒ™πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŒΌβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΌβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’šβœŒπŸ½πŸ’€πŸ―πŸ―

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