Invisible Illness
Published in

Invisible Illness

Can We Please Stop Calling Everyone “Addicted”?

It’s disrespectful, degrading, and disempowering.

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash

In my discussion of The Social Dilemma, I challenged the filmmakers’ rather extreme view that huge swaths of people are “addicted to technology,” that social media is like a dangerous drug that’s hijacking people’s brains, and that big tech companies are trapping people in something akin to The Matrix




We don't talk enough about mental health.

Recommended from Medium

Fansly Payment Methods For Creators: How to Get Paid on Fansly as a Creator?

The Cold World of Algorithmic Censorship

Bergstorm v. Cortazzi — Twitter Thread Narrative Matchup

Facebook Doesn’t Work In Australia Anymore — Zucks Blocked All News

Mark Zuckerberg says NFTs are coming to Instagram : Gadget Game News

My Experience as a Girl on a Gaming Subreddit: The Good, the Bad, and the Impactful

Should pedophiles be allowed on Twitter?

When Social Media is a Great Thing — Reckless Woman

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal

Posts may contain affiliate links to my two books, “Hooked” and “Indistractable.” Get my free 80-page guide to being Indistractable at:

More from Medium

Thich Nhat Hanh Taught Us to Live In Midair

Someone meditating on a beach.

Not Everyone Needs (Or Wants) a Mentor

On (Not) Escaping Loneliness

4 Things People with Good Self-Esteem Don’t Do