Saturday, December 10, 2011

Facebook Is Making Us Miserable - Daniel Gulati - Harvard Business Review

Excerpt from a perspective on Facebook’s dystopian potential

But this new world of ubiquitous connections has a dark side. In my last post, I noted that Facebook and social media are major contributors to career anxiety. After seeing some of the comments and reactions to the post, it's clear that Facebook in particular takes it a step further: It's actually making us miserable.

Facebook's explosive rate of growth and recent product releases, such as the prominent Newsticker, Top Stories on the newsfeed, and larger photos have all been focused on one goal: encouraging more sharing. As it turns out, it's precisely this hyper-sharing that is threatening our sense of happiness.

Facebook Is Making Us Miserable - Daniel Gulati - Harvard Business Review

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