SOCIAL MEDIA: Behind The Scenes

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Social media, is a platform of creating and sharing. It has made life easier for millions of people across the globe. But isn’t it true that a little good comes with a little bad? Every time you post a picture on Facebook and get a like, your brain releases neurotransmitters, specifically the ones that make you happy. For example, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins. This happens everytime when someone presses that like button on your post. This easily turns into an addiction. Once you are addicted to something, your brain tells you to devote a larger amount of time doing that activity. That means, you have less time to spend with your family, friends and less time to be more productive. When you decide to step away from social media, or your number of followers start to decrease, your brain gets alarmed. This is because social media turns into your daily dose of happiness, which is now fading away. Social media is helpful, but only if you’re using it, not abusing. 

 

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