Amazon famously found that 100ms faster page generation increased sales by 1%. It seems like this mechanism should also be able to used in the other direction. People who want to use facebook less often might benefit from increasing page-loading time on facebook by 1 second.

Is there any existing program that can do this? The program could also be configured in a way that allows automatically raising the lag if you spent more than 15 minutes at facebook.

People who want to use facebook less often might benefit from increasing page-loading time on facebook by 1 second.

My Firefox often slows down horribly when opening Facebook, and I don't see myself procrastinating less. It makes me angry when it happens, but I stay and wait until the page is loaded. (Or go drink some water while it is loading, etc.)

Could it perhaps be a difference between random slowing down and predictable slowing down?

8Vaniver4yThere's a Chrome extension called Crackbook [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crackbook/nbgjmohekjolcgemlolblankocjlgalf?hl=en] that does exactly this.

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by MrMind 1 min read18th Apr 2016176 comments

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