Social media habit, not addiction

Technology usage and social media critics have co-opted the language of addiction.

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This stub was born on December 16, 2023.

it’s a habit like exercise

addiction is too strong of a word

  • it trivializes other forms of addiction
  • you can be addicted though
    • if you post for likes or comments, you are hooked on that dopamine rush

we crave entertainment because we have more free time due to technological increases in productivity but the same 40 hour work week as well as other conveniences that technology has afforded us

  • also life sucks so entertainment helps fill that hole