Whether it is a smartphone, social media, online gaming or video lottery terminals many people, young and old, just cannot resist pressing that button one more time.
Some people have more addictive personalities. The format and presentation of some apps and games take advantage of this weakness.
And then there is the rancor that all too many people use while expressing their opinions.
All these items lead to a toxic brew that is causing much damage to the lives of individuals and the fabric of our society.
The responsible use of digital technology is in real need of some kind of use of personal responsibility.
We have rules for things like driving vehicles, guns---depending where you live, drugs, and other activities that cause harm to people, animals and the environment.
So why do we let facebook, twitter and such make billions of dollars while their subscribers spew hatred and prejudice?
…and please, don’t tell me about freedom!!