Quote of the day: Amplifying the addiction

When I started working in technology, my hope was to build products that brought people together in new and productive ways. I wanted to improve the world we all lived in.

Instead, the social media services that I and others have built over the past 15 years have served to tear people apart with alarming speed and intensity. At the very least, we have eroded our collective understanding—at worst, I fear we are pushing ourselves to the brink of a civil war.

— Tim Kendall, Facebook’s former director of monetization in a testimony (PDF) to the US House of Representatives.

Via The Register.

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