Everyone loves hopping onto their favourite social networks, but the truth is that there are some seriously addictive qualities to them. It turns out that staying connected and informed comes with some side effects for your brain and body.
YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE took a look at some ways non-stop social networking can change your brain. The need to always be online shares similarities in the brain with other forms of addiction. So how does this hurt you? It can reduce your ability to multitask, affect your memory, and start to rewire your nervous system, causing the famous "phantom vibrations". There's nothing wrong with using social networks, but moderation is key, just like anything else. Too much of anything can be bad and it's OK to take a break every once in a while.