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Diez, Stephanie . (2019) Social media and addiction: How a tool for communication can make us feel our needs for social connection are being met. Special Series on Addiction and Social Media

URL: https://www.basisonline.org/2019/09/social-media-a...

The future is now. We live in an era where constant technological marvels, engineering feats and scientific breakthroughs are being made almost every single day. With these advancements, daily activities that were once ideals of science fiction are now realities. Within our pockets, we grasp smart phones and other devices that provide the convenience of constant connectedness through the Internet. We are able to contact family, friends, colleagues, and strangers through various social media platforms online in the matter of mere seconds closing the gap of a 2,000-mile distance within the span of a few seconds. Faster Internet speeds and more Internet access is being expanded across the globe and we now have approximately 4.021 billion people using the Internet worldwide.


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