This is your brain on social media:
It’s 3 p.m. You’re sitting through another
meeting that’s so dreary and dull it’s got you doubting your chosen professional when suddenly—BING!—an alert sounds on your phone: Someone mentioned you in a tweet.
Quickly, you glance at your Twitter app. It’s a retweet. You click through to see who this mystery admirer is when—oh, yeah, there it is, the sweet rush of dopamine that floods your brain. Ahhhh. It’s better than a double dose of caffeine and nicotine.
Everything will be OK, for the next few minutes or so.
If you can relate to that story—or see yourself in any of the 10 people highlighted in this infographic from Marketo
—there’s a good chance you’re a social media addict: