"Likes vs. Life: Getting A 'Like' Over Having A Life," On Wednesday's Access Utah

Jul 26, 2017


PC: Deseret News

A new study by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers on interpersonal communication and influencing human behavior, reveals that more and more of us are losing connection with our lives in order to earn “likes” and social media praise. We have, in a sense, turned into social media “trophy hunters.”

According to the online study of 1,623 people, 58 percent say posting that perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life experiences—and has sometimes even caused them to behave in bizarre or immoral ways. One in four have even allowed their smartphone to distract during “intimate” moments.

Delving into the idea of "Likes vs. Life," we have Lynne McNeill, Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University and David Maxfield, Vice President of Research at Vitalsmarts. Join this conversation at upraccess@gmail.com