“When these features are being designed, are they being designed to most help people live their life? Or are they being designed because they’re best at hooking people into using the product?”
This 60 Minutes segment (it’s the opening segment in the episode) is a must-watch for anybody that uses social media.
It explains how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat use advanced brain science to engineer ways to get us addicted to using their services.
Basically, this is why you’re addicted to your phone.
By the way, if you want to learn even more about how these things work, I highly recommend this book.