People Would Rather Be Distracted
I have noticed that when I share about Digital Minimalism or avoiding social media for a bit, I hardly get any likes or comments. But when I post photos of my kids, or devices, or products, or even hobbies, or just status updates, I get a noticeable amount of likes and comments. It's like people would rather be distracted than focused. That is the kind of content that they want to see popping up on their feeds; content that distracts them.
The next question to ask then, is why do they want to be distracted all the time?