But a new study out of Michigan State University and California State University at Fullerton, says not so fast:
This is good news!
A fascinating study (Snapchat vs. Facebook - Differences in Problematic use, Behavior change attempts, and Trait social reward preferences) of 472 university students tracked their usage on two top platforms for 18-to-24-year olds:
Researchers found that users displaying addictive behavior were also more likely to be motivated to be cruel and callous and to use others for personal gain.
...write the researchers, who note that these traits are also associated with narcissism and psychopathy and have previously been correlated with addictive internet use.
They write that social media sites unwittingly,
The researchers hope that their study will help clinicians treat addicted patients by better understanding the social rewards that may be driving them.