Social Media Addiction
For many of us, social media has become a huge part of our everyday lives in recent years. We wake up, check our social media; we check it throughout the day and before we go to sleep. Has it become an addiction that has to be fed? If so, why are we addicted to social media? Is it the sense of social recognition we get when we receive likes, followers and friend requests off other people or is it the feeling of dopamine being released into our bodies – which we get when we receive these likes and followers? Is it possible we have developed a fear of missing out, feeling the need to constantly checking our social media and keeping people updated with our lives?
This body of work is based on my own observations in today’s society. Many of us walk down the street not looking up from our phones – going out for a meal with friends and everyone is sat looking at their phones. Checking our social media is often the first thing on our minds when we first wake up and it seems our lives now revolve round social media.