His face appeared mid-news feed, just above an ad for an obstacle course race. Oh no, I thought, he’s running for president again? I stared at the image, unsure what to do. Facebook thought I wanted to see him in my feed, read the reactions to his candidacy redux, maybe share my own thoughts. Facebook guessed wrong. I closed the app.
Facebook sucked away countless hours of my life during the 2016 election. I remember compulsive content consumption, heated debates, a morass of questionable information, and after it was all over, the dawning realization that it was mostly a waste of time.[Read more…] about Infinite Opportunities LostHow Facebook Is Like Junk Food for Political News (And Everything Else)