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Professor Adam Alter provides insight into why people spend more time than normal on social media during a pandemic

Excerpt from CNET -- "'For most of us, social media is a primary source of rapidly delivered news, updates from friends and a general method of connecting to the world,' said Adam Alter, an associate professor of marketing and psychology at New York University, who wrote a book about the addictive nature of technology. 'This is a unique situation,' he said of the pandemic, 'the fear of missing out on updates might be more extreme than it usually is.'"

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