Harvard studies Social Media
Harvard researchers have studied why social media has become so all prevalent. How come so many folks are willing — even compelled — to share every thought, movement, like and want through mediums like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Pinterest. I’m even a bit “hooked” on Foursquare — which tracks my movement!
Researchers conducted experiments with the results showing that the act of disclosing information about oneself activates the same sensation of pleasure in the brain that we get from eating food, getting money or having sex. Who knew?
This may help explain recent surveys of Internet use that show that roughly 80% of posts to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook consist simply of announcements about one’s own immediate experience.