From the possible security breach into our lives to the constant distraction (and degraded mental processing!) should we really have socials on our phones? Here are hot takes from a few members of the Love and Science team.
It’s listening to you, tracking you, and wasting your time
Having social media on your phone wastes your time and definitely invades your privacy.
Social media robs you of real connection and context
How often are you in a room with family or friends and everyone’s looking down at their phone?
Crazy zombie tribalism in a convenient portable piece of tech
Does anyone even look up anymore? What’s your echo chamber of choice? And can you step out of it long enough to safely cross the street? Have you seen all of the text neck and phone hunchback stretches out there? It’s an epidemic (or maybe even an apocalypse)!
There are a lot of negatives
It might be hard to find someone who doesn’t think social media on your phone facilitates wasted time and serious distraction. But that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to actually take it off your phone. After this round up, Katelyn (our resident zoomer) pulled the trigger! We’ll get her take on deprogramming soon.
Designed to be addictive by people who don’t care about you
Social media is specifically designed to keep you around as long as possible and coming back as often as possible. Especially their mobile interfaces. Gestures are all about dopamine and hooked as tightly to the way your brain operates as can be.
In summary, take social media off your phone
There you have it! Everyone involved in our little round table had different reasons to limit social intake, but there was an unequivocal unanimous opinion that social media does not belong on your phone.
What will you do with all your extra time and focus?