Social Media Is the New Smoking

“Silicon Valley faces a crucial imperative to tell the public about their morally questionable practices they have — unfortunately — learned from the tobacco industry, which is, setting an addiction that is extremely good for business.”

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard social media compared to smoking, but it’s one of the more comprehensive explanations I’ve seen about why the analogy may be apt.

Orge Castellano declares social media is the new smoking and poses the question, “How many likes are you chaining per day?”

He points to a number of similarities between the addictive nature of both “vices” and calls for the social platforms to come clean about the danger of their products.