Facebook is Just Like Sex
Researchers find brain activity during sex, Facebooking is similar.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: May 15th, 2012
e all have a few people on our Facebook friends lists that post constantly. "Planting flowers, so glad it's sunny out!" "Changed the baby's diaper 17 times today, gross!" "Just tried that new sushi place down the street—not great." There are some people who enjoy posting every twenty minutes, seeking out "likes" and comments like it's their job. Now, researchers at Harvard University have found there may be a reason for this.
What does this mean for Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Tumblr users?
Obviously, posting to Facebook makes these people feel good and offers them validation, especially when a lot of people respond. But, researchers say it's more than that—the sensation of pleasure in the brain that's activated when posting to Facebook is the same sensation released when people have sex, just not the same amount.
This revelation has us wondering—what is the motivation behind people who post constantly about how much they love their significant other? Or further, what does this mean for Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Tumblr users?
Some of those users may need to check into sex addiction—er, social network—therapy.