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Social Media Addiction

Anxiety, depression, loneliness, and addiction are problems caused by social media addiction.
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Zettelkasten, April 04, 2021
## Notes - 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](/zettel/dopamine) bursts. ## Questions - How do you know if you're social media addicted? ## References - [Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. Addicted to Social Media?](https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-excess/201805/addicted-social-media) ## Backlinks - [No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs](/books/no-b-s-time-management-for-entrepreneurs)
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