Watch THE SOCIAL DILEMMA

social media pros and cons


a 2020 docudrama by Jeff Orlowski

We at OpenmindProjects do recommend if you are interested in at least one of these issues:

·         Politics and society

·         Tech

·         Fake news and conspiracy theories

·         Rumours and manipulaton

·         Democracy

·         Privacy/Integrity

·         Utopia and/or Dystopia

·         Critical thinking

Quote:  “If you are not paying for the product, then you are the product”

It

·         explores the rise of social media and the damage caused to society

·         focusing on its exploitation and manipulation of users for profit  through surveillance capitalism and data mining.

·         how social media's design nurture addiction,

·         its use in politics

·         conspiracy theories 

·          effect on mental health (including the mental health of adolescents 

·          interviews with former employees, executives, and other professionals from  tech and social media, their experiences

·         stating that social media and big tech provides positive change but also problematic social, political, and cultural consequences.

·         presented with dramatizations of a teenager’s social media addiction

·         and how a social media algorithm powered by artificial intelligence can work.

 

Some names;

·         Tristan Harris   Former Google Design Ethicist (2013-2016)[2]. Co-Founder of Center for Humane Technology[4]

·         Tim Kendall      Former Facebook Executive (2006-2010) Former President of Pinterest CEO of Moment, an application for mobile devices that tracks screen-time[5]

·         Jaron Lanier     Author of Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018)

·         Roger McNamee          Early investor at Facebook[6] Venture Capitalist

·         Aza Raskin       Employed by Firefox & Mozilla Labs Co-Founder of Center for Humane Technology[4]

·         Justin Rosenstein        Facebook engineer (2007-2008)  Google engineer  Co-Founder of Asana[8]

·         Shoshana Zuboff         Professor Emeritus at Harvard School of Business Author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (2019)[9]

·         Jeff Seibert      Former executive at Twitter

·         Chamath Palihapitiya    Former Vice President of Growth at Facebook (2007-2011)

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