Uncategorized

Why You Are Addicted to Social Media (It’s no Accident)

Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School discusses the basic biology behind social media attachment.

Highlighting the psychological impulses based on the element of surprise, not knowing what’s going to happen next as well as the gratification involved with sharing and having posts ‘liked’.

This is a riveting biological and psychological assessment which is important to understand in the smartphone age.

A full Transcript can be found here:

http://bigthink.com/videos/tim-wu-on-the-psychology-behind-email-addiction

 

Advertisements

3 comments on “Why You Are Addicted to Social Media (It’s no Accident)

  1. Pretty interesting video, thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Another reason not to like (pun intended) WordPress’s model. lol. (They’re secretly programming us?)

    I’ve considered removing likes… what do they mean anyway? I got into this to write, to share stories, to do something fun… the last time I blogged, there were no ‘like’ buttons. And there was a lot more discussion going on. Hmm…

    Thanks for another great video! 🙂

    Like

  3. I never thought of social media addiction to be related to reward, very interesting! Great feed as well.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: