Google fu fail--story likely on hacker news about addictive web behavior
December 17, 2015 2:05 PM   Subscribe

I read a story recently that I've not been able to find on Hacker News or Google about behaviors that are built into websites that make them addictive. I cannot find the story--I'm creatively remembering now how it related to the bottomless feeds a la Facebook, random reinforcement, and perhaps social pressure. Does this thread ring a bell for the hive mind?
posted by teddyb109 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Is it this story from Aeon on user behavior?
posted by megancita at 2:12 PM on December 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

The article that megancita linked to was also posted to metafilter recently.
posted by litera scripta manet at 3:52 PM on December 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

This ideas are covered in the book Hooked, was it that?
posted by StephenF at 4:41 PM on December 17, 2015

I've seen this stuff referred to as "dark ux".
posted by bleep at 6:10 PM on December 17, 2015

Addicted to Distraction? It was posted 19 days ago.
posted by wnissen at 7:00 PM on December 17, 2015

Thanks everyone! It was the Aeon piece on user behavior and references Eyal's work in Hooked.
posted by teddyb109 at 2:22 AM on December 18, 2015

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