Sight of the Facebook logo is enough to trigger ‘hedonic reactions’ that are as addictive as nicotine and chocolate (Daily Mail)

With people spending more time glued to their phones, social media is quickly becoming addictive, a new study has warned.

The worrying study found that the mere sight of the Facebook logo is now enough to get some people craving time online.

The findings illustrate just how obsessed people are becoming with social media, and could help to develop a social media rehabilitation programme.

The research claims the site is just as addictive as chocolate or nicotine.  (read more)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4492252/Are-addicted-social-media.html#ixzz4mIhbRNIG
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Facebook Is Telling Your Friends Where You Are at All Times. Here’s How to Stop It (Money)

Snapchat made headlines earlier this week with the introduction of “Snap Map,” a new feature that allows users to see their friends’ location on a map. Some were quick to point out that the function can jeopardize Snapchat users’ privacy; Facebook implemented a similar measure years ago in 2014.  Facebook’s feature is called “Nearby Friends” and works similarly with the exception of a map. The social network’s mobile app will show you the precise neighborhood your Facebook friends are located in when nearby as well as display the location of friends who are currently traveling. If you’d like to turn off this feature to maintain privacy, here’s how to do it: (read more)

Facebook Is Telling Your Friends Where You Are at All Times. Here’s How to Stop It (Money)

Snapchat made headlines earlier this week with the introduction of “Snap Map,” a new feature that allows users to see their friends’ location on a map. Some were quick to point out that the function can jeopardize Snapchat users’ privacy; Facebook implemented a similar measure years ago in 2014 Facebook’s feature is called “Nearby Friends” and works similarly with the exception of a map. The social network’s mobile app will show you the precise neighborhood your Facebook friends are located in when nearby as well as display the location of friends who are currently traveling. If you’d like to turn off this feature to maintain privacy, here’s how to do it: (read more)