Episode 491: Social Media and its Addictive Properties

Episode 491: Social Media and its Addictive Properties

There is more and more evidence that social media addiction is real and produces tangible brain changes. It isn’t just an exaggeration of a preference. Indeed, Facebook co-founder Sean Parker says that Facebook was deliberately engineered to be addictive.

There’s both research and increasing popularization of that research available:

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