Escaping the social media vortex

It’s an addictive, gamified process, with a reward system that has been proven to chemically alter our brains and bring out the gambler in us, so how can we learn to live better with – or even without – social media?

5th December, 2020
Escaping the social media vortex
Social media has fashioned a system to enslave us

When I deleted my Facebook account earlier this year, I felt free. A little smug, admittedly, but generally as though I had made the right decision.

Like millions of others, I watched in horror as the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in 2018. I felt foolish for allowing a social media platform to access and distribute my personal data. I had become increasingly worried about the proliferation of fake news and its impact on both the...

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