Addiction to Social Media
By: Georgia Zarella
What was the history behind the addiction?
5 reasoning of the Pyschology behind the addiction
- The Fear of missing out The fear of missing out is certainly something people find when a member of any social media. This fear particularly runs from ages thirty and under. Status updates allows us to be easily involved in other peoples lives than ever before. Marketers along with any sort of social media platform is being to make good use of it.
- Ego Everything on anyones social media page shows the best and seemingly perfect lives of others. Always updating your status, posting countless pictures making it seem like your living this perfect life style. Our emotional attraction appears to be tied to having an audience more than to connect "socially". This psychological drive is what makes us wanna always post to our social medias pages
- Perceived Value perception= reality. Any social campaign delivers at least one thing incentivized value
- Control The newest social media allows us to have an empowering sense of control when we want to collect our social information. How, when and where. It drives us to promote the ability to do so
- Social Comparison/ Self esteem Its naturally something that everyone does without awareness of doing so. Comparing other peoples strengths and weaknesses with your own is something any human does. Social media drives us to be able to do so whenever. Social comparison can also relate to peoples self esteem.
What treatments are available?
Statistic and more information on the addiction
Why was this topic chosen?
Social Media everyday is something almost everyone currently has access to within a blink of an eye. Having it in constant use has caused interest in how it is and can further be addicting to the point where it distracts responsibilities everyday. Finding out more facts about the addiction seemed rather appealing to research because it is such a powerful tool now a day.
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