5 Ways Social Media Screws You Over

Number one: It's to be addictive. a recent study, the average American is now spending 1.74 hours a day on social media including, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr. This number is only going to rise the fact that these companies make more money the longer you stay on them. Think about this: the more time you spend on social media, the more ads you see and the more ads you see, the more these companies can make. So of course, it's to keep you on their platform for as long as possible in order to generate more ad revenue. This is the case for just about all forms of social media. They are working as hard as they possibly can to think of ideas to make their platform to keep you on it and to keep you coming back. Facebook even uses a form of tracking called Pixels to data from other websites that you go to to learn about what things you like. They then taper to your own taste and put it your . You can't really blame them though because business is business.

Number two
It gives you a false sense of .
I'm sure we've all found ourselves pages and pages of social media for hours at a time. Why is social media so addictive? A study actually found that liking, posting and even sharing produces very similar to what you would receive if you hugged someone. So when you start receiving these feelings by doing nothing except fooling around on social media, you lose all the motivation to get it the old-school way, which is actually and meeting new people, discovering new things or creating new things, because why all that trouble when you can just keep on scrolling, right?

Number three
social media gives you of what the world really looks like. Everyone is posting only the most exciting, the most beautiful, amazing news and pictures of themselves, because we want others to like us. Who doesn't? And the best way to do that is to paint the most beautiful picture of ourselves for others to see. Very rarely will you see someone the in their life on social media. And the is that the majority of the time, most of us aren't always looking that great, or going on amazing adventures or having the times of our lives. The majority of people have going on just like you and me, but on social media it seems like everyone else is having a blast all the time. So when you constantly see all of this, you feel , you feel , your will plummet.

Number four
It hurts your social skills.
A study found that kids who using social media show in social skills compared to those who don't. This is because communicating social media is very simple as compared to communication in real life. When you communicate through social media you really just have to be fluent in the English language and understand how to use emojis. In real life, there's things like social signals, body langage, , groups and much much more.
These things are super complicated and extremely , it's not something that you can learn in a day. When you're on social media, you can communicate with others without practicing any of these things. So in the end, you don't get to see what really works, you don't get to see what makes others feel good, what makes others feel uncomfortable. is just like any other in that you need to practice in order to get good and to stay good.

Number five
It is one of you can make in your life.
Time is the most valuable form of that you have, it's in the sense that it will only decrease, you'll never have any more of it. When you invest your time into social media, it's like investing money into a stock that will always drop down to zero. It makes no sense, you'll never get , you can only lose, and one day five years from now, you'll realize you're 25 or 30 or 35 and you'll ask yourself, ‘Hey where did all my time go?’ Well, it all went into that stock you invested in and you've lost it all. Instead, invest your time into something else, honestly, anything else, because your return on investment will always be higher than at least zero. If you spend two hours a day drawing art ,who knows? Someone might pay you one day for one of your pieces. If you spent two hours a day creating YouTube videos, who knows? You might be able to create a passive income stream that will last you for years. Doesn't that sound way better than zero? In the end, social media isn't bad. Honestly, I use it from time to time. Facebook has things like events, groups, Messenger that are extremely useful tools, but if you're just scrolling through your feed, you gotta ask to yourself: is this me in any way because if it's not, then why ?