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!0