Today we have an open thread all day.
Here’s one topic to get the conversation started.
Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable
Raw Google search data proves that we are not who we say we are on social media.
We typically share only the best aspects of our lives on social media and that can make other people feel miserable about their own lives. For young people Instagram has been found to be the worst site for mental health, apparently “driving feelings of inadequacy and anxiety”.
I’m as guilty as the the rest since most of my posts are about the happier moments of my life and I’m sometimes tempted to go too far in using photo filters. The dull or dissatisfying aspects of life are less likely to be shared on social media. What about you? Do you see how kids are negatively affected by this? Does it affect you?