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.”

Fast Company: People are falling off buildings in search of the perfect Instagram shot

Fast Company: People are falling off buildings in search of the perfect Instagram shot. “A subculture has emerged in the past eight years of people who seek out death-defying situations–and they do it for the likes, followers, and adulation of fans on social media.” I have included articles like this before, but I’m adding this one because it’s a fairly deep dive with a lot of interesting bits I did not know (like the top four countries for selfie deaths.)