#66: The dark nudges behind digital manipulation
60% of us think spending +3 hours a day on the web is unhealthy. Yet the UK average time spent online is +4.5 hours. We’re hooked to our devices and suffering. The mere presence of a smartphone can reduce performance in memory tasks by 11%. In today’s show, I’m joined by Elisabeth Costa, senior director at the Behavioral Insights Team, who talks through how nudges are used to manipulate us online.