Just can’t quit

Social media addiction: narcotics for the brain.

27 July 2022

I’ve been a Facebook user for many years. I joined the platform when I was living abroad, and it was a wonderful way to stay connected with friends and family back home. After I returned to South Africa, I was able to stay in touch with many of my friends who were living in countries across the world.

People use the power of social media platforms for various reasons and in different ways. For me, it was a way to stay connected with real friends. I say ‘real’ as I’ve always only connected with the relatively few people who I know personally and who became good friends over the years. These days, it’s a joy to see posts from my friends and to know that they’re doing well and to witness – albeit virtually – how their children are growing up.

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