277: How Social Media Affects our Brains, Minds.com CEO Bill Ottman

April 2nd, 2018 · 1 hr 54 mins

About this Episode

Chris Spangle looks into the effect of social media and smartphones on our brain. Spangle then speaks to Minds.com CEO and co-founder Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a free-speech platform that seeks to cure the problems of the major social platforms. The episode ends with "How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris and Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport.

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia:
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention -
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Mark Zuckerberg Is Calling for Regulation of Social Media To Lock in Facebook's Position - https://reason.com/blog/2018/03/22/the-real-reason-mark-zuckerberg-calling

"How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris - https://youtu.be/C74amJRp730

Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport - https://youtu.be/3E7hkPZ-HTk