People are addicted to sharing, sharing more, sharing less.
In fact, a recent study has found that in 2017, nearly two-thirds of people who use social media said they use the service more than once a week.
However, many of us also struggle with social media addiction.
The main reason is that it’s addictive, with one study finding that 30% of us can’t stop using social media.
It’s no surprise then that people find it easy to ignore the messages of others and, therefore, get caught up in the flow of others’ social media chatter.
But if you want to get back to your normal, natural and happy life, you might want to take a look at how social media works and how to use it to your advantage.
This article by the BBC’s Sarah Lewis on addiction is part of a special BBC Focus series called The Addict’s Handbook.
It focuses on how to manage your health, look after yourself and live more optimally.
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