Social Media Addiction
What Is Social Media Addiction?
Social media has fast become the cornerstone of communication in the modern digital world. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok provide endless feeds of photos, videos, discussions, news, and entertainment.
According to Pew Research:
Social Validation Looping
Social media is a catalyst for social comparison and lowering our self-esteem. When people post their positive (often unrealistic) and fabulous lives on social media, others find themselves craving what they have or worse, judging themselves for what they don’t have. This form of social interaction offers little in the way of actual intimacy or real social connection and often leaves the user feeling empty and lonelier.