The Atlantic: I Made the World’s Blandest Facebook Profile, Just to See What Happens

The Atlantic: I Made the World’s Blandest Facebook Profile, Just to See What Happens. “After just two weeks on the platform, consuming only content that Facebook’s recommendation systems selected for me, I found myself at the bottom of a rabbit hole not of extremism but of utter trash—bad advice, stolen memes, shady businesses, and sophomoric jokes repeated over and over. Facebook isn’t just dangerous, I learned. It doesn’t merely have the ability to shape offline reality for its billions of users. No, Facebook is also—and perhaps for most people—senseless and demoralizing.”

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