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The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 06, 2017 11:27AM
The Guardian

This is worrisome. Not much that's new here, but seen in one cohesive article makes it scary stuff, from behavorial manipulation to endangering the democratic process.

Thoughts?







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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 06, 2017 11:53AM
I read the first paragraph, and said "Why?"

Did his personal Self control button malfunction?

I love this place, and check in many, many, many, many times a day -- but only because Im in front of my Mac already. On weekends, or vacations, or what not, I dont endlessly check MRF to see if there is anything going on.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: billb
Date: October 06, 2017 11:58AM
You should only be allowing Guardian to control and manipulate you. They are the only news source you can trust. Sign up now!!!!!!!



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 06, 2017 12:04PM
" people who, research shows, touch, swipe or tap their phone 2,617 times a day."


WHAT????????

That's approximately once every THIRTY SECONDS of ~ 16 waking hours. I seriously doubt that.
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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 06, 2017 12:38PM
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" people who, research shows, touch, swipe or tap their phone 2,617 times a day."


WHAT????????

That's approximately once every THIRTY SECONDS of ~ 16 waking hours. I seriously doubt that.

Watch a group of 13-17 year olds in public some time... while that number is certainly an exaggeration, it's not as exaggerated as you think.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: hal
Date: October 06, 2017 12:40PM
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Paul F.
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testcase
" people who, research shows, touch, swipe or tap their phone 2,617 times a day."


WHAT????????

That's approximately once every THIRTY SECONDS of ~ 16 waking hours. I seriously doubt that.

Watch a group of 13-17 year olds in public some time... while that number is certainly an exaggeration, it's not as exaggerated as you think.

I don't think it's exaggerated at all. Those 17yos can swipe and tap 100 times in a minute. And often do so.
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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 06, 2017 12:50PM
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Paul F.
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testcase
" people who, research shows, touch, swipe or tap their phone 2,617 times a day."


WHAT????????

That's approximately once every THIRTY SECONDS of ~ 16 waking hours. I seriously doubt that.

Watch a group of 13-17 year olds in public some time... while that number is certainly an exaggeration, it's not as exaggerated as you think.

Having worked at a school too (university in my case), I would agree.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 06, 2017 12:57PM
The scary part to me is the behavioral stuff, where "experts" gather to learn how to make their social media products more compelling, much like what we've heard about the tobacco industry search to make tobaccoo more addictive.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 06, 2017 01:05PM
I think he may have a mental illness and/or addiction. If you need someone else to set parental controls for you on your own phone then you have a legitimate loss of self control. He should be getting professional help for that instead of trying to block access, which never works.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 06, 2017 04:07PM
There's a lot more to the article than just the first paragraph.



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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 06, 2017 04:19PM
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lost in space
The scary part to me is the behavioral stuff, where "experts" gather to learn how to make their social media products more compelling, much like what we've heard about the tobacco industry search to make tobaccoo more addictive.

It's just business. Social media addiction planning experts don't get people addicted to social media, the people do. Don't regulate me with Big Gubmint, man!
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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 06, 2017 04:20PM
Not many people in this discussion under 30 or even 40. We grew up in a different world, affected by different experiences.
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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: hal
Date: October 06, 2017 04:29PM
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lost in space
There's a lot more to the article than just the first paragraph.

It's a damned good read...
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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 06, 2017 05:27PM
There are video games (not even considering slot machines) that have similar feedback loops, timed rewards to keep people addicted to playing.

The people who tap 2,617 times a day includes things like text messages.

And then there's this...





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Re: The Guardian: Our phones have too much control of our lives
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 06, 2017 10:35PM
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hal
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Paul F.
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testcase
" people who, research shows, touch, swipe or tap their phone 2,617 times a day."


WHAT????????

That's approximately once every THIRTY SECONDS of ~ 16 waking hours. I seriously doubt that.

Watch a group of 13-17 year olds in public some time... while that number is certainly an exaggeration, it's not as exaggerated as you think.

I don't think it's exaggerated at all. Those 17yos can swipe and tap 100 times in a minute. And often do so.

I was watching a teen girl at the baseball game recently interact with her phone at am absolutely manic pace, about once per minute. To be honest, it was frightening. Our kids are not getting smart phones until they are older, not until 18 if I can help it.
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