There’s some really smart stuff in this post. Pamela recommends some actionable things we designers can do to better ensure our creations don’t harm people. Ultimately this comes down to actively thinking about this stuff, so seeing articles like this address the problem is important.
I’ve been struggling with a lot of the addictive aspects of technology (see this link for more great thoughts on this), and have been taking steps to make my own social media world a bit calmer. I uninstalled Facebook on my phone, and have been grooming Twitter in an attempt to reclaim it as a tool that helps me in my professional life, but doesn’t drown me in everything all the time.