Other than the arrival of maybe personal cell phones, computers and the internet itself, arguably no other technological phenomenon has taken over our every lives more drastically than social media. Social media has now even appeared on television commercials without need for explanation (hashtags at this year’s Superbowl), and social media capabilities are now standardly integrated into every technological device that is produced today. Given how much time and intellectual involvement we as social media users dedicate to our status updates, tweets, and shares, the question arrises: Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? Scientists have questioned this themselves and have in fact done research about the affects of Social Media on our brains. The result of the research was that while we all intend to use social media to merely communicate and interact with our peers, we are in the meantime also allowing social media to affect our attention spans, our ability to focus, our memory and multitasking abilites, and our long-term cognitive functioning and development. This infographic, How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds, delves into these findings, and also provides other various statistics and data about the amazong growth of Social Media.
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