This post first appeared on Right About Money.
Facebook and Google and YouTube, oh my! Big internet companies are after our attention, and our money. They know us better than we know ourselves, and one result is that they are delivering a steady stream of content that persuades us to act in ways that may not be in our best interest.
We have given them everything they need. We do this every time we logon and chat, search, or view. These activities basically tell them just what’s on our mind—all the time.
This is called “brain hacking” and the big Internet companies are good at it.