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Above the Noise: How Apps Use Design Tricks To Hook You

Ever find yourself losing track of time while you’re on your phone? Well, that’s not by accident. Our favorite apps are intentionally designed to keep us on them as long as possible so tech companies can gather data from us about what we like and engage with. But what design tricks are these app companies using, and what is the impact on us?

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This video was co-produced with KQED in collaboration with the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education.