There’s a funny tweet circulating the internet that reads, “Another day of staring at the big screen while scrolling through my little screen so as to reward myself for staring at the medium screen all week.” It may sound a bit funny, but isn’t it true? The average American spends about 6 hours and 59
Social media started as a powerful tool to connect us with old classmates and distant relatives. Relationships that were next to impossible to maintain became as easy to keep up with as a few clicks and a couple dozen keystrokes. These interconnected, visual platforms were a far cry from the chain emails of the years
By: David Greenfield, PhD, MS, LMFT | Technology Addiction A New Normal Americans have not yet processed how to deal with the smartphone’s ever-presence in daily living. We are only now beginning to address the intrusion these digital devices can create in our public and personal spaces and are starting to develop social norms on
Our fascination with social media has taught us how to avoid our fear and loneliness. We have also learned how to mask our unwanted feelings and fall deeper into the mindless activity of scrolling, liking, and commenting. We often don’t realize the countless hours we lose to our virtual addiction. It is an endless cycle.