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Hodson on the darker side of social media

December 18, 2017
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College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Prof. Jaigris Hodson spoke with CBC On the Island’s Gregor Craigie about why she scrapped her Facebook account.

Here is an excerpt:

“When you get a post or a like or a share on something that you’ve posted, you get a little dopamine hit when you see that notification and that keeps you coming back for more and it keeps you in a sort of endless feedback loop of wanting more and more gratification … I [scrapped Facebook] because  I was tired spending all of my time giving content to this platform which was then making a lot of people a lot of money and all I was getting was this compulsion to spend more time on this platform.”

Listen to the entire interview.