"Again, those who used substitutes reported missing and craving Facebook less over time, whereas those who weren’t reminded to try alternatives missed it more over time."
Not a quote from a #Mastodon advocate 🍍, but research cited by Chicago Booth Review in 2015:
@shatteredgears Not sure whether social media is an addiction and whether we should really want to "wean" ourselves off it. Social media can be quite useful, after all! A permanent replacement for some of the most popular platforms might be desirable, though (see other comments in the thread, too).
@stefanieschulte @shatteredgears I often hear this said and always counter with ICD10 checklists. http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/terminology/definition1/en/
no strong desires, no withdrawal symptoms, no tolerance, no neglect of alternative pleasures, no persisting with substance use despite clear evidence of overtly harmful consequences… I guess you could say "why don't you spend more time outside?!" arguing for alternative pleasures? Pfft!
Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct! Thank you. Mastodon.cloud is maintained by Sujitech, LLC.