Some biases of contemporary digital media explained

“If you’re an app, how do you keep people hooked? Turn yourself into a slot machine.”

1*BNOfmUQ2nTRVPVe0CHx7ewThis article is well worth a read. It explains, from the view of an insider (a Google design ‘ethicist’), how the digital media we take for granted is heavily loaded with biases. Some of those biases are consciously designed (usually to serve a commercial interest) and some of those biases are accidental.

https://medium.com/@tristanharris/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#.yxk92qa9u

 

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