Why We Like Likes
Since social media has made the transition to becoming a norm of society, teenagers and young adults limit their face-to-face interactions and spend more time in the social media universe.1 The act of “liking” a social media post has revolutionized the world around us. Social media users search for happiness and validation each time they post, share, like, comment or send an invitation online.2 There appears to be more care in creating an ideal image to social media users rather than what is real. Tune in to hear the perspectives of two college students on their personal opinions regarding social media.
1. Miller C. Does social media cause depression? Child Mind Institute. https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/. Published August 17, 2018. Accessed October 12, 2018.
2. Soat M. Social media triggers a dopamine high. American Marketing Association. https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/feeding-the-addiction.aspx. Published November 2015. Accessed October 13, 2018.