Too much social media can leave you feeling less connected and depressed. by Deborah A. Wilburn
Do you love Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media so much that you feel anxious if you don't check your news feed throughout the day for Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) on something important? You know -- that picture of your sister's cat stretched across the piano keyboard?
According to a recent State of Social Media study released by Harris Interactive and MyLife, 62% of adults who belong to more than one social network "keep an eye" on their networks daily. And 40% said they'd rather get a root canal or spend a night in jail than give up their social networking profiles.
That kind obsession suggests many of us need to go on a social media diet. All that tweeting, updating, and pinning is a major time suck, and it can have other negative ramifications.
"The brain can't pay attention to two things at once," says Joanne Cantor, PhD, author of Conquer Cyber Overload: Get More Done, BoostRead More »from Do You Need to Go on a Social Media Diet?