It's the Dopamine, Stupid
Oversharing on social media may be a quasi-sexual experience with intrinsic value and commensurate reward-system stimulation, just like a delicious meal or a sexual contact.
The reward given by a person’s brain when a Facebook posting of theirs is viewed, liked and commented on has proven to be comparable in pleasure to the response from food and sex, according to a recent Harvard University study.
So now you know that someone obsessively using their smartphone for “sharing” is actually quasi-masturbating.
Posted: 28 June 2012