The World Health Organization has announced gaming disorder as a new mental health condition similar to substance abuse or gambling addiction. The organization believes that labeling it as a separate condition will allow people to identify risks and seek treatment. It is believed only about 3% of gamers are addicted.
A new study finds people are less trusting of Facebook as their primary news source and are turning to other platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp instead. Ironically, Facebook owns both Instagram and WhatsApp.
In more Instagram news, they are expanding their Shopping feature from posts to Instagram Stories. Over 300 million people use Instagram stories every day so brands like Louis Vuitton and Adidas are hoping to capitalize on getting users to buy without ever leaving the app.