Seven Deadly Sins In The Digital World: The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Life Style On 27th April 2018

A Twitter user tweeted an updated version of the seven deadly sins and it instantly went viral.


"7 Digital Deadly Sins"

If we look at the most popular technology products that have come out in the last decade, we can see that each of them is closely tied to a deadly sin. Ari Paul has tweeted updated version of seven deadly sins. It’s so up to date that you might even be guilty of a few. The "7 Digital Deadly Sins" is a classification of vices within Christian teachings that originated around 3rd century AD.


Lust, of course, is Tinder

The printed image, then the video, and now algorithm-driven fakery leave little to the imagination and feed the monster within.

Facebook for envy

Envy makes people so desirous of what they don’t have that they become blind to what they have.

"Envy is a really stupid sin because it’s the only one you could never possibly have any fun at. There’s a lot of pain and no fun. Why would you want to get on that trolley?" – Charlie Munger

Yelp for gluttony


LinkedIn for greed.

The LinkedIn co-founder and venture capitalist said:

"Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins, Zynga is a sloth. LinkedIn is greed. With Facebook, it’s vanity, and how people choose to present themselves to their friends."

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