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For Sunday night's "60 Minutes," Anderson Cooper got a rare insider's look at how Silicon Valley gets users glued to their phones. He spoke with former Google product manager Tristan Harris, who quit and now advocates for better use of smart devices. Harris joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the "attention economy" and companies' engagement strategies.

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29 COMMENTS

sexy monkey - posted on April 10, 2017 8:53 am

Honestly its true i lived well without a phone up till i was 18 only reason i bought it was i needed gps and a number to receive job interview calls and text, but the monthly bill, needing/wanting the latest $1000 phone and the always being brain dead playing watching videos the urge tp receive and send Notifications outweighs the good

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vacationboyvideos - posted on May 17, 2017 5:42 am

sexy monkey I save money using my smartphone

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Nathanb B - posted on May 22, 2017 9:38 pm

the problem isn’t smart phones, the problem is social media, resign from social media like I did 8 years ago and live a happier life

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Rudie Obias - posted on April 10, 2017 11:25 am

A woman once broke up with me because I didn’t text her fast enough. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Rudie Obias - posted on April 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Another completely different woman broke up me because I touched her smartphone without asking first….

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Shell W - posted on April 10, 2017 5:19 pm

You are better off to be away from that shallow woman. You probably already know that by now. Best wishes.

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Nathanb B - posted on May 22, 2017 9:37 pm

hate to break it to you bro but not texting girls back fast enough actually makes them want you more, she broke up with you for other reasons

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sam7748 - posted on April 10, 2017 12:04 pm

I don’t have a “smartphone”….just a feature phone for emergencies. Don’t let this crap rule your life.

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sam7748 - posted on June 4, 2017 1:47 pm

The iPhone is just a device–you can use it productively or just in a trivial way.

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dina k - posted on June 5, 2017 11:48 am

the iPhone is very addicting I know some people can just use for phone calls,useful stuff and they don’t get addicted.they are lucky, however some people can get addicted to it such as kids teenagers and anyone else who is trying to escape reality,for whatever reason.I know some of them who spend more time looking at their phone instead of talking to eachother!scrolling through Instagram etc.they lost touch with reality.

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sam7748 - posted on June 5, 2017 11:51 am

Okay, and all the best. Just one other thought: there is no such thing as virtual “reality”–either something is real or it’s not.

🙂

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Tom Bechtold - posted on June 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Perception is Reality. Whether it is virtual, actual, or imagined. Similar to the difference between fact and truth.

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Kit - posted on April 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Try to avoid internet for a week and see what it does with you.

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Poxow - posted on May 16, 2017 8:35 am

Thanks for the challenge

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vacationboyvideos - posted on May 17, 2017 5:47 am

Kit I would spend money, not get instant gratification. why would I do that?

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checkeralta - posted on April 13, 2017 3:52 pm

They needed 10 yrs to figure that out?

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Come Alive - posted on April 29, 2017 6:07 pm

There’s an app that delays apps opening by 12 seconds in order to discourage overuse. I am trying to find it. If anyone knows the name of it for andriod then please reply. Thanks.

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georgefellow - posted on June 3, 2017 2:45 pm

Come Alive my original android phone did that by itself. You could just downgrade to a droid x. Make sure you don’t get a droid x2. They only delay 6 seconds.

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T. Thomas - posted on May 13, 2017 3:14 pm

10 days later Eric Clanton hit him with a bike lock

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EVZYL - posted on May 13, 2017 5:11 pm

Closed my Fakebook account ages ago. Don’t have a smartphone. don’t ‘do’ twitter, whatsapp, whatsever. Even check my email only once a day. Man, I feel gr8.

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dina k - posted on June 5, 2017 11:50 am

trust me same here,i deleted my facebook 2 weeks ago and I did the same thing to Instagram.i don’t regret the decision.

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Jay K - posted on May 15, 2017 4:50 pm

because he doesn’t have his job anymore…

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Sports vids Hasnat - posted on May 24, 2017 2:33 pm

Shut Up. You dont a guy hired by google cant get a software job again ? If someone is caring about ethics then acknowledge it.

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Jay K - posted on May 30, 2017 3:23 pm

Sports vids Hasnat You shut up. Actually, no don’t shut up 😂 Tell me, was he caring when he had his fancy job?

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Sports vids Hasnat - posted on May 30, 2017 3:24 pm

+Jay K​ maybe he quit for this purpose.

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Chaplain Christopher Kimsey - posted on May 21, 2017 1:46 am

E.T. Slots. E.T. Kilns. They gamble, too. They gambled at the Cross. They gambled at 51 and they gambled at Boise. Why do you think the tribal lands all have casinos now?

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Panata Pun - posted on May 27, 2017 1:06 am

How to solve problems when smartphone gets wet. http://yumkoong.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-to-solve-problems-when-smartphone.html

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Justin Huang - posted on May 31, 2017 3:48 am

Sensationalist news is absolutely partially responsible for downfall of the country

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Subscribes to anything - posted on June 8, 2017 12:36 am

hi

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