posted by gut
I still can't get over how hardly anyone said squat when the Obama campaign did the same thing in 2012.
The regulatory question is an interesting one. It does seem like the market should be able to handle this - I don't even know how, which is probably why regulation isn't going to help much here.
If I was Facebook, what I'd do is offer a solution via premium service that costs $10 a month. And hardly anyone will pay them, so would be business as usual. It's like crack - people can't live without it. I think there was a 60 Minutes story about how various apps and platforms like Facebook are actually designed to get you addicted.
#deletefacebook, though I have my reservations that many people will leave (I'm close to pulling the plug). That said, there are alternatives on the market people can hop on. Or you could just not use social media at all.
I was with Cook when he said the best regulation is no regulation, then he lost me.