Napster founder and Facebook investor Sean Parker recently shared how Facebook optimizes its user experience around certain psychological vulnerabilities. Now, I want to brighten the mood and tell you that everyone is capable of using your information to tweak how you engage with their app. SEE ALSO: Sean Parker made billions off of Facebook. Show More Summary
$1 billion. That was the price tag for what's cool, according to Justin Timberlake Sean Parker's conversation with Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. Apparently, it's still true. Musical.ly just sold to Beijing Bytedance Technology, the companies announced Friday. Show More Summary
Parker said the site created a "social-validation feedback loop... exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with."
Are Facebook and other social media companies intentionally exploiting people’s psychological vulnerabilities to keep them addicted? You bet, says Sean Parker, who made a fortune as an early Facebook investor and its first president....Show More Summary
Sean Parker, the visionary techno-elf who cofounded Napster and served as Facebook's first president, seems to have some regrets about building the social behemoth that's taken over our world, telling an audience this week, "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains." More »
Sean Parker was the founding president of Facebook, but now he worries about the impact of social media on children.
A Conscientious Objection Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, was interviewed onstage yesterday at an event held by Axios at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The topic was cancer innovation, but the conversation turned at some point to Parker’s time at Facebook during its early years. Perhaps emboldened by social media’s recent PR problems, […]
The social network’s former president hurls criticism on the company he helped nurture.
Facebook’s first president Sean Parker unleashed his ire on social media in a shocking interview with Axios. In the candid interview, the Napster co-founder revealed that the popular social network was meant to be addictive. Parker was...Show More Summary
"God only knows" what Facebook is doing to our children's brains.
"God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains," said Sean Parker, the company's founding president.
Sean Parker unloaded on the company he helped build, and joked that Mark Zuckerberg would probably block his Facebook account.
The Facebook founders purposefully created something addictive, the social network's first president told Axios in an interview. “God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains,” Sean Parker said in the interview published Thursday. Show More Summary
Napster cofounder Sean Parker appears to have some regrets about the role he played in bringing social media to the world. Before speaking at an Axios event yesterday, he told reporters that he was now "something of a conscientious objector"...Show More Summary
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You always hurt the ones you love, right? That's the only way we can explain Facebook's founding president Sean Parker's damning words about the world's largest social media platform. Speaking to Axios at the National Constitution Center...Show More Summary
This week ex-Facebook president Sean Parker went off script at an Axios event. He decried what social media giants like the one he helped build have now become—calling it a “social feedback loop.” Facebook, he said, was built upon this...Show More Summary
38-year-old founding president of Facebook, Sean Parker, was uncharacteristically frank about his creation in an interview with Axios. So much so in fact that he concluded, Mark Zuckerberg will probably block his account after reading...Show More Summary
Prepare to feel manipulated. At an Axios forum, Sean Parker explained how he, Mark Zuckerberg, and other social media pioneers made a fortune by deliberately "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology." Parker, the first president of Facebook, says the site set out to hook people into spending as much time...