Facebook Likes Could Be Making Us Dumber

According to new research, Facebook likes could be turning you into an idiot.

“Likes” are dumbing down the way people communicate with each other, and stop us from responding intelligently, according to Salon. The digital era overload brings on thoughtless commentary in the form of “likes” and “reactions.” Experts say having so many channels of communication makes for cheap and easy forms of communication that doesn’t require much thought. But some people are drawn to that sound and the likes they collect!

Studies have shown the instant gratification of seeing how many people liked your post has a neurological effect similar to how we feel when eating something good, after working out or in the bedroom. That’s according to Psychology Today.

Don’t lie, you know you get excited when your post gets a lot of “likes.”

Still, experts say the tiny affirmations don’t substitute for meaningful conversation. Instead, they recommend keeping a core social media group who provide thoughtful feedback!

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