You can learn from your search history. Congratulations to Mark because Facebook comes in handy for once. As one of the first social media applications that went big, it became also the most researched. To start we know that every user looks at a different homepage. So your world, when not disputed by … Continue reading The net and the brain: does social media cause depression?
In the previous part of the series ‘The net and the brain’ you could read that we can become addicted to the net. Although it was suggested that we don’t become addicted to the medium per se but to the experiences it gives us. The small hits of dopamine can add up and result in … Continue reading The net and the brain: can social media improve your life?
October is world mental health month . 10 October is world mental health day. 12 October is Empty Day. #emptyday. Empty Day is a day of social media silence. I wrote about the usage of social media and mental health in my latest post. In brief it explains the mechanism of addiction … Continue reading Social media silence on ‘Empty Day’.
I always wondered what my small and -hopefully- insignificant obsession with the world wide web was. Why do I like the internet so much? I used to watch a ton, and I mean a ton, of YouTube. I’m in on all the drama over there. I wonder if I watched so much because I … Continue reading The net and the brain: a toxic relationship?