"I’ve come to believe that, in the Internet age, the psychologically destabilizing experience of fame is coming for everyone. Everyone is losing their minds online because the combination of mass fame and mass surveillance increasingly channels our most basic impulses—toward loving and being loved, caring for and being cared for, getting the people we know to laugh at our jokes—into the project of impressing strangers, a project that cannot, by definition, sate our desires but feels close enough to real human connection that we cannot but pursue it in ever more compulsive ways."
Instead of scrolling I tried chain-reading articles from different outlets about one same topic. It's pretty addictive just as how scrolling through social media is. Maybe it's not the platforms, maybe it's us who are obsessed with information being maximized by the web.