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The inventor of the Facebook 'like' now bans himself from social media. Here's why.

The creator of the Facebook "like" button warns of the dangers of technology overuse. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

More and more of the people who got rich by drawing our attention, and building our addiction, to computers, smartphones and social media apps are swearing off their creations because of how bad they can be for people's minds.

Like fast food CEOs who don't eat junk food or cigarette company executives who refuse to smoke, tech engineers and developers who created the social platforms that dominate today's "attention economy" are starting to realize that even though their creations are good for their bank accounts, they can be bad for the people they're selling them to.

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