In today's WSJ, there is a study about an article that specifically applies to our use and enchantment over social media. It's called, "Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much." What is the major draw of FB, Twitters, YouTube, and more?
Apparently, the kind of self-disclosure used in social media increases activity in brain regions belonging to the meso-limbic dopamine system, associated with reward and satisfaction. These regions are what stimulate our positive reactions to food, money, and sex.
INTERESTING ARTICLE--AND CERTAINLY FOOD FOR THOUGHT! http://ow.ly/aLTEz