Our online lives are pretty dominated by the clickbait. We know it but what can you do? It’s everywhere! And that’s a problem. It doesn’t have to be that way though, behavioral scientists want to design a new, more honest internet.
Most of our online lives are filtered through social media. It’s how we get most news information or find our ways in most shops or other things. Our social networks are designed to keep us on them so they are constantly showing us content that fits with things that we’ve interacted with before. These leads to pretty static bubbles in not only what we see but with the people we interact with.
Scientists suggest an interface that allow users to actually see where things are coming from, who has liked them and other information about them so that people can make better, more informed, choices on what they share. Although just a theory, it would be be a more transparent experience than what we have now.