Are you addicted to posting, poking, pinging, tweeting, texting, IMing, checking in or emailing? Scary to think but you may be a digital social addict. According to Judith Horstman’s new book, The Scientific American Brave New Brain, research suggests that these actions trigger the release of dopamine to chemically reward you.
Here’s a quick list of behaviors that could determine if you are a digital social addict:
You procrastinate and ignore work in favor of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email… The list goes on but your work doesn’t.
Ouch. Hello Pot, It’s me, the Kettle, calling you black.
The upside for me is that I’m one of the very fortunate few in the world who are lucky enough to get paid to have this addiction because I can turn it into a business ROI.
“The problem’s plain to see, Too much technology” – Mr. Roboto Styx