Have you ever been browsing or scrolling for a while and then come across something that makes you feel as if the algorithm knows you a little too well? I’m finding that self-diagnosis is an increasingly common issue when it comes to mental health for this very reason.
That is its job, to get to know you and to offer you content that feels familiar and enticing. What content creators then aim to do is create what can only be described as ‘blanket content’. Content that feels as if it is aimed at you, but it can really appeal to a mass audience.
I’m sure you – like everyone else – can be found Googling your symptoms when you think something is wrong.
Today, all the information we need is at our fingertips which is a fantastic resource to have. Before the internet, I personally don’t remember actively making a library visit to find out how long my eye should itch for before consulting a doctor. I would just ask the doctor.
I’ve made it to the end of my gaming journey. All-in-all, I hope it can help you to understand why you play games, why you find it hard to stop, and also how to use what you have learnt playing video games to your advantage.