Answer to Question #77674 in Other Sociology for alenazy
Why is social media so addictive to young people?
There are several reasons for social media being such addictive to young people. They are: • Social validation (ex. Likes in Facebook make them feel good) • Fear Of Missing Out (ex. They are afraid to miss something) • Ego (ex. ‘self’ drives them to update their status on Facebook) • Social comparison (ex. Young people compare themselves to assess feelings, strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and perspectives.) • Self-esteem increase (ex. Having social connections reaffirmed make them feel good) • Brain chemistry (ex. Social networks are physically and psychologically addictive)