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FOMO by Design: How Social Media Is Hacking Our Brains

Understanding how algorithms manipulate our behavior and what to do about it

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On my recent birthday, only four of my 711 Facebook “friends” wrote on my wall. It was tempting to assume that people scrolling their news feeds saw it was my birthday and thought “Nah, not interested.”




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