Julia E Hubbel

May 15, 2018

9 min read
Photo by Lacie Slezak on Unsplash

I’m Tired of Being Angry.

Tony, a commenter on one of my stories, made this statement about Facebook’s algorithm. It really got my attention because it spoke to the heart of the matter: my heart. Your heart. Our collective hearts.

The point, he said, is that the design of the algorithm is to make us, and keep us, angry.

There is powerful truth in this. And that is, in part, why Facebook is so very addictive.