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Olivia Laing: ‘I was hooked and my drug was Twitter’ | Technology | The Guardian

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The emotions that Laing describe in this article are very close to what I feel from Twitter, but certainly not as strong as she describes.

A 2014 study by Dutch neurologists suggests that when people see an accident, they can’t at first empathise, let alone reflect, make decisions or act, because they are bombarded by an instantaneous flight/freeze/fight response, which has to wear off before they can think in more helpful ways. It seems to me now that being on Twitter was like watching a perpetual car crash.

Ever since I’ve stopped following any profiles and only use Twitter to syndicate to, I’ve not had this problem, which is great.

Posted on May 19, 2019

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