There’s no doubt that social media and social networking have drastically changed the way we humans interact with each other. The question is, is it actually destroying rather than changing the way?
The debate on whether online communication is hampering or enhancing the human mind has been ongoing for, like, forever. Like so many technologies before it, social media provides advantages and, at the same time, demands some sacrifices from its users. Wherever the balance is struck between risk and benefit for social media, it seems apparent that the impact on the brain is profound and growing. It takes just hours of regular online activity before scientists can detect changes in the mind, and those changes are only going to increase as people spend more time on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Anyhow, this infographic by Assisted Living Today will tell you everything you need to know about what social media has done to your mind, and brings some science along to back it up.
Infographic by Assisted Living Today