By Ann Brown
Is using Facebook like being addicted to cigarettes? Well, some tech experts think so and they say there are health risks involved with being an obsessive Facebook user.
It was about a year ago that tech billionaire Marc Benioff first made this observation at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Switzerland.
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Salesforce CEO Benioff told the tech journalist Kara Swisher that Facebook was “the new cigarettes.”
“It’s addictive, it’s not good for you, there’s people trying to get you to use it that even you don’t understand what’s going on,” he said.
Benioff isn’t the only one with this theory.
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor Roger McNamee told Business Insider, “The incentives to manipulate attention are all about preying on the weakest elements of human psychology.”
Now McNamee and Jim Steyer, the founder of Common Sense Media, are pushing for governmental regulation and have even suggested a breakup of Facebook.
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