Your brain on social media

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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According to my phone's screen time activity (thanks iPhone), I spend a daily average of 3 hours and 44 minutes on my phone with 2 hours and 30 minutes on social media. Further delving shows that I spent the most time on Facebook Messenger, followed by Instagram, Facebook, and then Twitter. Right, so that means I don't spend much time on social media even on weekends. But what about the others?

Social media is one of the most powerful tools in our society, yet is also the biggest distraction. Watch this TED Talk by Connor LaRocque, president of LA Roqk Enterprises, as he talks about how phones can either help us positively impact millions of people or act as a detriment to our social development.

#brain #media #social
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  • Profile picture of the author Radcliff
    Unfortunately what I have seen mostly is that social media or the phone in general is used for things that act as a detriment to our social development. If we want then there are millions of options that can make it such a great way to progress socially and financially as well. But currently it is just acting as a distraction and nothing more.
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  • Yes, I agree. I spent a lot of time on social media even when there is nothing to do on it. Just scrolling down and viewing photos of friends until I reach boredom. But, that too I jumped to other social media after checking one. Need to get rid of this habit.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    According to my phone's screen time activity (thanks iPhone), I spend a daily average of 3 hours and 44 minutes on my phone with 2 hours and 30 minutes on social media. Further delving shows that I spent the most time on Facebook Messenger, followed by Instagram, Facebook, and then Twitter. Right, so that means I don't spend much time on social media even on weekends. But what about the others?
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    Not even one minute on the Warrior Forum ......
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      I usually access WF from my laptop. I personally find it difficult to navigate the forum when on my phone.

      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Not even one minute on the Warrior Forum ......
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    According to my phone's screen time activity (thanks iPhone), I spend a daily average of 3 hours and 44 minutes on my phone
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    That must be one heck of a "Honey Do List" or a "long list of girlfriends."


    Your brain on social media
    Ah, thats where I left it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hannahcostales
    That's so true. I've found that for me personally, whenever I'm taking breaks in between work, I almost always just reach for my phone and scroll through the apps and social media and then my 5 minute break ends up being 30 mins or even an hour. So I've mostly just gotten rid of my phone by putting it in another room so I can completely eliminate that distraction while working. Definitely helped boost my productivity for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamLizHolmes
    Social media is just the beginning...
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  • Profile picture of the author Wowmost
    I mostly spend 5 hours of my day on social media even though there is nothing much to see interesting. I think its kinda becoming our part of our lifestyle, hard to get out of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuizKA
    yes agree , almost all of us spending a lot time on social media , but will be also great to start earn on it and also depends on ur general work.
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  • Profile picture of the author milliejack
    Almost I spend 12 hrs on social media because I have nothing to do.
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  • You are right! Most of us spend time on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I believe spending time on social media isn't bad if you are doing it for a purpose. Most of us just waste time but if we use that time doing something positive on these platforms, things would be different, both emotionally and financially.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheReedster
    I know people that spend 6 to 8 hours a day on social media every single day! Almost like it's a real job! Never fails to astonish me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by TheReedster View Post

      I know people that spend 6 to 8 hours a day on social media every single day! Almost like it's a real job! Never fails to astonish me.
      That is one of the reasons why Marketers - market on social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    we are living in a society with a new drug nobody thinks of as a drug, and we are all addicts...

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    yes our phone and social media is nothing else than a drug...and we really should learn to deal with it.


    I'm not quite sure how, but we need to fight against it, the zuckerbergs of this world want to distract us from reality, it's time to get our lifes back...
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  • A very informative video. Thanks for sharing this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Primitivesense
    It is a huge habit, I think more so now due to a lot of business being on social media, not just personal profiles. You can spend hours in the hope to find something, and businesses spend so much social media time to stay ahead of the competition. It is a very powerful place but it is taking away a lot of reality. On the flip side, social media has helped spread the word of huge matters (BLM Movement, Australia forest fires etc and so much has been done due to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kathylewisseo
    5 types to change your mind through social media.
    I think, I am right?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    You are a smart person if you use your phone and social media to make money and not let them to use you
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  • Profile picture of the author SalimSheikh
    These days there is a surge in the number of users on various social media platforms. Currently, there are more than 4.5 billion internet users worldwide. Among which there are more 3.8 billion active social media users. These statistics are capable enough to demonstrate the power of social media.
    But it will be worthy for you, if you'll use it for the right purpose...
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  • with everything that our brains need to think about these days, social media seems to be a place where it can relax and just do nothing.

    agree?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacey Tome
    yes I agree with this post, we want to be most spent our time on social media. but due to other activities we have no more time for mobile phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    It's interesting - most people seem to be aware that social media and the filter bubbles that can exist there is akin to cognitive junk food - yet, like actual junk food, it's terrifyingly easy to get addicted and/or tell yourself "my junk food is the healthier kind."
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  • Profile picture of the author kriveculifestyle
    Interesting!

    Most of people spend a lot of time on social media just scrolling... but nowadays we have many opportunities to learn skills to earn money online.

    I am on my phone around 2 hours daily, on average. And I only use it for building my empire
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmcintosh
    Social Media impacts our brains badly, we won't accept it but the truth most of the time we check things which are unnecessary. One of the biggest flaw of social media is trolling of people even before they are found guilty of something.
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  • Profile picture of the author kriveculifestyle
    Yeah, social media has really great impact on us. We can use this in our advantage and build business through them
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