Social Media Addiction May Be In Our Genes

January 31, 2017

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Can't seem to keep away from social media?  It's not your fault, it's in your DNA to enter the Timeline of Terror filled with political statements, food plate photos and cat memes.  People use social media differently and when researchers tried to find out why, they found that our addiction is in our genes. For example the time we spend playing games or in chat rooms can be attributed to genetics rather than environmental factors such as the availability of computers and smartphones. The study published in the public Library of Science suggests our DNA and not or environment are responsible for our online engagements.  Why some people choose to view information that supports their own point of view, while sheltering them from opposing arguments while others are the exact opposite is not a choice but a instinct.

SOURCE: The Financial Times

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