So if you think checking your social media accounts regularly is harmless you might want to think again. Apart from the fact social media is manipulating you in a number of ways, defragmentation of your attention is actually harmful for your brain and makes you less productive. Social media companies hire attention engineers, the same engineers that optimize gambling games. They try to make your experience with social media as additive as possible in the hope you check them again and again. This addiction interrupts your task at hand constantly and impedes you to focus properly. Neurological research has shown the brain becomes less productive making you a little less smart. Check out the video below.