Social Media More Addictive Than Porn

Commentary On A Digital Crack Generation by Mitch Santell

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The dialogue that I have had with others since dumping my FaceBook account has been fascinating. What have I discovered? Answer: I am not the only one who dumped my FaceBook account and there are others doing the same.


Most American teenagers are constantly using social media, and half admit that it distracts them from looking up and talking to people right in front of them, a new survey shows.

More teens now say they prefer texting to talking to other people in person, and they admit smartphone apps are waking them up at night and distracting them from homework, the survey by Common Sense Media shows.

Read more here: https://nbcnews.to/2LUlyze


The following is a quote from an internal Philip Morris memo from 1970 on the tobacco industry’s brand ethos: “We are in the business of relaxing people who are tense and providing a pick up for people who are bored or depressed. The human needs that our product fills will not go away. Thus, the only real threat to our business is that society will find other means of satisfying those needs.” Oh, hey, Instagram. Step right up.

To be clear, I dig social media. It makes art accessible and democratic. Used effectively, platforms uniquely chord us to persons of interest we might never otherwise encounter in the wild. It’s an all-access pass. People love an all-access pass. These were the pros. The cons seemed steeped in melodrama. Could one really be addicted to a phone? Addiction meant surrendering personal power. I felt in control. 

My first week off-grid ping-ponged between restlessness and relief. Note: I did not announce my departure, nor did I delete my social apps from my phone. I merely logged out and consolidated them into a folder. The discipline of knowing all those platforms were there for the taking made the withdrawals more visceral. Day one, I discovered my hand had a muscle memory. Every time I picked up my phone, my thumb instinctively flicked over to where the Instagram icon used to rest—now a lonesome little void.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2LQmlkJ

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