Elemental
Published in

Elemental

Social Media Is Messing With Our Memories

Research indicates smartphones, in particular, may impact what people remember down the line

Illustration: Andrea Manzati

I remember, when I was fourteen years old, spending a few weeks at my aunt’s house in Humboldt County, CA, where my evenings were consumed by hours spent chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger. Some of those friendships would go on…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store