Do you always carry your phone waiting for that next text or tweet? Do you post a picture to Instagram just for the sake of posting? Do you check your facebook throughout the day?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, then you are addicted and probably don’t even realize it. Most of the major social network companies, as well as social content creators, are working hard every day to make their networks so addictive that you can’t resist them.
Everybody’s on Facebook because everybody’s on Facebook! Even people who don’t like Facebook are on it because their family, friends and colleagues are on it.
Social network developers use a notification number, showing the number of people at a glance who have mentioned or followed you. They appeal to human curiosity and reel you in convincing you about how important it is to gain more followers, more likes and being tagged in pictures.
According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 2.34 billion and is expected to grow to some 2.95 billion by 2020. On a global level, the market leader is the American social network Facebook, in fact the first social media platform to surpass 1 billion registered accounts on both its desktop and mobile versions. YouTube is in the number two popular spot followed by Instagram.
In conclusion, it is ultimately your decision to participate on social media and your choice to pick the platform you spend most of your time on.
Happy posting, tweeting, liking or whatever!