Why We Love Social Media

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Have you ever wondered why we have become addicted to social media? The fact that we need to constantly remain updated on events, pictures, and other people’s profiles. Why is that? For one, we have this fear of missing out. Since social media is always updating, we don’t want to miss out. We want to be kept in the loop and know what’s going on. This ranges from knowing the new trends, fashion outfits, music, and more. Secondly, being on social media fuels our addiction because of the psychology behind it. Anytime we click like, comment, or share a post, dopamine (the pleasure chemical) is released to give us a sense of joy. We feel the effects of this chemical every time were interacting with social media, that’s why we continue to do it, becomes an addiction. With the mixture of not wanting to feel left out and the psychological effects of using social media, this is why we love social media and can’t get away from it.

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