The Social Media Platforms that Make Us Feel the Worst-Ranked
Dawn McClain

The Social Media Platforms that Make Us Feel the Worst-Ranked

CNN did a report on social media.  A survey was done by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK.

Their study, called #Status of Mind,  surveyed almost 1,500 young people aged 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health and well-being issues such as anxiety, depression, self-identity and body image.
The social media platforms that make young adults feel the worst:
#5 Youtube: The only platform with a positive effect.  Why?  You can’t filter a video! People can use creative tools for editing, but mostly, it’s other people being themselves.
#4 Snapchat: We’re getting into stressful territory here.  The pressure to snap back, or accidentally snapping something private to a large group.
#3 Facebook:  Let’s face it, there are a lot of adults mucking up Facebook.  A;so your grandma commenting on things takes the fun out of it for 14-24 year olds.
#2 Twitter:  Backbiting, cryptic tweets, fighting and then deleting. Reducing thoughts to `140 characters used to force artistic expression,  now, it’s just gotten  mean spirited mostly with twitter storms.
#1. Instagram:  “Instagram easily makes girls and women feel as if their bodies aren’t good enough as people add filters and edit their pictures in order for them to look ‘perfect,’ ” an anonymous female respondent said in the report.  It also gives people FOMO, The Fear Of Missing Out.
I don’t know about you, but I can tell when someone is using a heavy filter, and it looks plastic and ridiculous to me.  Stop with the filters, it looks dumb!


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