I just read an article in the New Yorker about how rising temperatures on the planet create negative feedback loops of melting rates on the ice sheets in Greenland (i.e. melting causes more melting; it’s science).
I believe and have discussed with friends (in real life) that Facebook creates the same sort of loop in our cognition. We have the ability to jump from topic to topic superficially, without really learning or informing ourselves. We take what’s fed to us because it is right in front of our faces.
If I open the fridge and am faced with cooking eggs and and greens for breakfast or just eat some cold pizza, you bet your ass I am going to eat that cold pizza. It satisfied, but is it doing me any good? Nah, not really.