What Eyeballs Did During The Facebook Nap

cosmo clinton.mielke at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 15:07:37 UTC 2021

A psychologist would probably describe this as "self soothing behavior"

An addiction specialist would identify it as illicit drug substitution :

On Fri, Oct 8, 2021, 7:37 AM Steven Bakker via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>

> Hi Mark,
> On Fri, 2021-10-08 at 16:18 +0200, Mark Tinka wrote:
> Could Netflix, perhaps, play a part in mitigating the increasing impact of
> social media addiction in teenagers, whose young brains aren't developed
> enough to have sufficient executive control, impulse control and good
> judgement?
> My inner cynic is interpreting this data a bit differently. Instead of
> going out for a walk or just engage in the gentle art of doing nothing, the
> social media users need something to keep their minds distracted from the
> here and now. Anything to avoid having to do any kind of self-reflection
> or, heaven forbid, live in the moment. And I fear that it doesn't apply to
> adolescents only...
> Best,
> Steven
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