We like to talk about ourselves. We like to share our thoughts and opinions with others. According to recent research findings, our brain rewards us when we do: we feel pleasure. And it is even more fun when we have an audience for our ideas. Harvard brain researchers Diana Tamir & Jason Mitchell speculate this is why social media is so popular today. It serves as a mechanism that allows us to 'talk' about ourselves with hundreds of other people. And that makes us feel good! Want to read more? http://wjh.harvard.edu/~dtamir/Tamir-PNAS-2012.pdf
Does social media make you happy?
How often do you post to social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)?
Rarely or never
Do you talk about your life and ideas in your posts?
Some. the weird or interesting
Anything important to me
I share almost everything
How much pleasure do you get from posting on social media?
Never thought about it
Does it matter if people comment, like or retweet your posts?
Not at all