Date PostedMay 30, 2017

Alcohol, Chocolate, Nicotine and Social Media- You Can Get Addicted

According to researchers who followed the online habits of 200 people, social media may be an addiction like alcohol addiction or nicotine addiction.

In fact researchers from Vrije University in Amsterdam found that Facebook’s logo triggered spontaneous pleasurable reactions in respondents making it difficult for them to resist time online.

The sight of the Facebook logo didn’t have the same effect on less frequent social media users.

Researchers fear that social addiction could be detrimental to mental health.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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