The Problem With Our Social Media Addiction | Smart Media Tips | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, a study found that social media is more addicting than alcohol and cigarettes.

 

Addictions can be dangerous. They can threaten our relationships with others and overall well-being. No one is more addicted to social media right now than the media.

 

Arianna blogged about this in March, when she wrote that the media's obsession with social media had reached "idol-worshipping proportions."

 

I'd argue the addiction has only gotten stronger, as journalists live tweeted seemingly every word of the first presidential debate last week, helping set a new record for volume of tweets in the process. Because you know the world needs a thousand journalists tweeting the same line at the same time.


Via Seth Dixon, Gust MEES, donhornsby