Thursday, January 10, 2019

New York Post: More Evidence that Social Media is Addictive

Hannah Sparks, Chronic social media use is as bad as drug addiction and gambling: study.


"[B]ehavioral scientists at Michigan State University believe the risky decision-making taking place among excessive internet users is on par with drug addicts and compulsive gamblers."

"“I believe that social media has tremendous benefits for individuals, but there’s also a dark side when people can’t pull themselves away,” Meshi says. “We need to better understand this drive so we can determine if excessive social-media use should be considered an addiction.”

(Scott Fruehwald)

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