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:
- National Institute of Health – Social media and brain physiology changes
- Psychology Today – Social Media is Harmful to Your Brain and Relationships
- Paste Magazine – On the Mind:: Your Brain on Social Media
- High Times – Is Social Media As Addictive As Cocaine? Because any article on addiction has to refer to at least one website about recreational drug use.