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Tim Cook: Phone to talk, not mindless scrolling on social media

Tim Cook: Phone to talk, not mindless scrolling on social media

Apple's billionaire boss has said he is concerned about the fact that people use technology so much. Tim Cook, who took over from Steve Jobs in 2011, singled out social media and suggested that 'endless scrolling' does us no good.

Speaking of Bustle, Cook explained his views on technology and its effect on our collective mental health.

"I always thought technology should serve humanity and not the other way around. And I was always worried about people using technology so much. We therefore launched Screen Time, to try to show people how much time they actually spend on devices. "In general, they say they spend very little time, but in reality they spend a lot of time."

Cook stressed that the prolonged time spent on social media causes negativity to a person. According to him, Apple wants customers to use the products to connect with friends and family and not just use them for "endless and mindless scrolling".

This is actually not the first time Cook has warned of staying away from social media.

* Metro article, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.