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Phoenixking

Social media: do or don't?

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So I've been trying to get rid of as much things that I notice I use as a crutch or a coping mechanism to get my dopamine fix. The 'ping' of a new message or someone hitting the like-button, porn, binge-watch a series, super sugary food, ...

But what about social media? Good or bad? I'm tempted to boot up my Instagram again. I like taking pictures and have done film school. I feel like it's a solid medium, much like Facebook, to keep in touch with everyone and keep in the loop. But is it a risk? Could I accidentally 'fall into it' and start being dependent on the likes and the notifications?  Or do the positives outweigh the possible negatives?

What's everybody's experience with it? Do you use it to keep in touch with ex-gamer friends without having to resort to gaming again? Or is it a risk because of targeted advertising and ads that pop up promoting some new game? I'm totally on the fence here. I don't want to accidentally fall down another hole and have to crawl out of it, or accidentally trigger my addicted ass.

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