Pedro Arantesrose

Social Media Addiction

Anxiety, depression, loneliness, and addiction are problems caused by social media addiction.
Zettelkasten, April 04, 2021 (changes)


  • Some psychological addiction terms:

    • FOMO: Fear of Missing Out.
    • ATUS: Addiction to Useless Information.
    • PROM: Pleasure of Receiving Messages.
  • The existence of such terms shows that exists a psycho-emotional manipulation engineered into social media.

  • Social media creates to users a sense of belonging and redefines their way of being.

  • Anxiety, depression, loneliness, and addiction are problems caused by social media addiction.

  • It's good for social media companies that the users spend much time as possible on their platforms.

    • Most of the money these companies made is directly tied to the time users spend on their platforms.
  • Swiping right, double-clicking to like a post, receiving likes, and others generate ephemeral dopamine bursts.


  • How do you know if you're social media addicted?


RecommendationsDo you want to see all posts instead?
It's known as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter.
Zettelkasten, April 04, 2021
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs
This book is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats—those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas that time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly 'running out of it.'
Books, April 04, 2021
Reading time: 21 minutes
Newsletter V1
'The first goal is to improve my learning habit. It'd be amazing when I cultivate the habit of studying a topic per week, close it, share with other people, and start to read a new different topic. I hope I receive many feedbacks because it can improve the issues I investigate, and on top of that, I can meet amazing people.'
Articles, September 05, 2021
Reading time: 4 minutes
Mental Models
Mental models are frameworks, worldviews, representations, or explanations of how something works. They're how we understand the world.
Zettelkasten, April 06, 2021
Cognitive Bias
A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern deviation of the norm or rationality in judgment because the individual constructed reality.
Zettelkasten, August 01, 2021
Dunning-Kruger Effect
Is a cognitive bias hypothesis in which people with low ability at a given task overestimate their ability at that task.
Zettelkasten, January 30, 2021
Flow State (Psychology)
It's the most efficient state when doing a task.
Zettelkasten, January 28, 2021


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