Facebook and the circle of happiness


Facebook is not net additive to life anymore —even though it deems itself a social network and Mark Zuckerberg passionately talks about connecting everyone on the planet, the harsh reality is that it is nothing but a giant advertising network.

Facebook managed to keep me around for a decade, as I used it to form connections. It became addictive, thanks to algorithms that prayed only to the god of growth and its ultimate goal: subjugation of all human attention to the frivolous flim-flam in between an endless stream of pennies-a-minute advertisements. It is not a circle of happiness;instead it is a dystopian web, where performance is the currency, not real connections.

From: The Circle of Happiness.