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September 28, 2020

Kinzoo founder Sean Herman Discusses "The Social Dilemma" on CTV Morning Live

Sean joined the hosts of CTV Morning Live to talk about the new documentary and what it can teach us about social media.

Kinzoo Founder Sean Herman Discusses “The Social Dilemma” on CTV Morning Live

Vancouver, BC—September 28, 2020: Kinzoo is pleased to announce that its founder, Sean Herman appeared on CTV Morning Live to discuss the recent Netflix film, “The Social Dilemma,” with hosts Keri Adams and Jason Pires.

The documentary-drama hybrid from director Jeff Orlowski explores the impact of social media, and features interviews with prominent tech experts, many of whom are sounding the alarm on their own creations. Throughout the film, these tech experts explain how different design and business decisions have led to platforms that negatively impact society.

“Our attention is really the product that social media companies are after, and anytime that we’re on a free platform, advertisers are competing for our attention,” says Sean. “At the end of the day, they want to get ads in front of us that are paid for by third parties. They’re incentivized to get our attention and keep our attention, and the documentary showed how they do that, almost at any cost.”

As the founder of a kid-tech company focused on building healthy technologies for children, Sean is an outspoken advocate for ethical products that serve the best interest of users. Many of the themes explored in the documentary are also discussed in Sean Herman’s debut book, Screen Captured. The Kinzoo founder was invited to appear on CTV Morning Live to share his insights on the state of social media. This is the second time Sean has been asked for his comment on CTV, the first being when he released his best selling book Screen Captured.

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international and local news operations. CTV Morning Live is the local morning newscasts airing on CTV’s owned-and-operated stations in Western Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.

ABOUT CTV

The CTV Television Network is a Canadian English-language terrestrial television network launched in 1961. CTV was acquired by BCE Inc. in 2000, and it is now a division of the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE. CTV is Canada’s largest privately-owned television network.

ABOUT KINZOO

Kinzoo brings kids, parents and extended family together to share experiences and make memories that wouldn’t otherwise exist. They are building a safe introduction to technology that gives kids a constructive, skill-building outlet to connect with loved ones, explore their creativity and cultivate new interests. Their first product is a private messenger for kids ages 6 and up—plus the whole family, too! With this family-friendly app, your data is yours, profiles are not publicly searchable and parents approve all contacts.

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