Social media addiction is not natural or normal but is really a disease?…
Social media addiction is not natural or normal but is really a disease?
5.take social media more seriously
rework antitrust laws
might it not be an evolution?
to break apart tech multinationals
We’re all cyborgs now
must focus on living with social media
4.avoid social media
which profit the shareholders of these platforms.
neurotic and self-loathing
multiple panic attacks
breeding ground for “fake news”, ..
had narrowed my view of the world
binary terms of good and bad
personality disorders and depression.
3.Addiction is characterised by abnormal behaviour, but what is “normal” any more?
keep generating data indefinitely.
interest that you never sign out
The stereotype of the basement-dwelling internet addict
maze of dark patterns and cues
Japanese psychologist Tamaki Saitō
The UX design
Add social : toxic brew of solipsism and information overload
traded their social lives for internet,..
"never forget that a human being with technology is exactly like an alcoholic with a barrel of wine"
The Unabomber manifesto
2.a report was published
internet addiction : disease
research : funded by a taxing SM companies
surveys : 27% of children ( more 3 hours)
robust, longitudinal research
symptoms of mental ill health
1.Is social media addictive?
are practised by billions of people
live under the surveillance of software companies
wake in the night to use social media
consume the opinions of strangers
spend roughly 24 hours a week on it
to submit opinions for approval
feel depressed and alone
issue is complex/ probably generational
None of these behaviours were normal a few decades ago