Summary #1344

UBCO study says it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

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  • Passively scrolling Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (without any interaction) is the worst way you can use social media.
  • It was found to be most related to unhealthy tendencies, like thinking everybody else’s life is better.
  • The more people used any of the 3 platforms, the more they reported feeling unhappy in randomly-timed surveys.
  • How we use social media can impact our daily happiness in a good way, or a bad way.
  • Study authors suggest that people should use social media to actually interact with others, or organise in-person meetings, as opposed to mindlessly scrolling.

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