Social Media is a Mirror

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By JoyGenea Schumer and Michelle Henderson, JoyGenea Schumer, and Michelle Henderson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

“Would you really trust your life to 50 white male designers, age 20-35?” That’s the question posed by The Social Dilemma, a Netflix documentary about social media’s role in our lives - whether we fully engage or not.

Social media is a reflection of us - individually and collectively - and not a very flattering one. Why? Because every decision we make teaches the platforms we use what to show us next. And they have to keep upping the ante to hold our interest. Using principles of positive intermittent reinforcement, social media provides us social approval every 5 seconds. That’s a powerful pull when we have access to the platforms in our pockets.

Join Michelle and JoyGenea as they discuss The Social Dilemma.

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