EurekAlert: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

EurekAlert: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction . “Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.”

ScienceBlog: Using Vibration To Curb Digital Addiction

ScienceBlog: Using Vibration To Curb Digital Addiction. “In his research on college students’ productivity, Cornell Tech graduate student Fabian Okeke heard many accounts of time lost to social media, beginning with a click over to Facebook or YouTube for a quick distraction. But the distraction was not always so quick.”

Inc.: 1,600 People Quit Social Media for a Month-Long ‘Digital Declutter.’ Amazing Things Happened

Inc.: 1,600 People Quit Social Media for a Month-Long ‘Digital Declutter.’ Amazing Things Happened. “Think back to the last time you ate a real blow out meal, the kind that causes you to unbutton your pants and double check your antacid supply. Remember the sensation of discomfort, bloat, and regret? That’s how a lot of folks are feeling about their digital diets these days. After gorging on the mental equivalent of junk food — nasty political rants, time-wasting quizzes, compulsive browsing — they’re looking up and telling themselves, ‘Something has got to change.'”

McGill U Researcher: Smartphone Addiction Is Normal Need to Connect on Overdrive (Campus Technology)

Campus Technology: McGill U Researcher: Smartphone Addiction Is Normal Need to Connect on Overdrive. “We stare at our phones all the time not because the devices themselves are addictive, but because we’re driven to socialize, according to a recent literature review by researchers at McGill University.”