Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A couple more thoughts on cell phones, social media and stupidity...

 
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According to HelpGuide.org, the false reality created by social media results in “increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts.”
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President Biden unleashed his  frustration with social media, saying that platforms like Facebook were “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the coronavirus vaccine to spread online.
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The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Facebook knows Instagram can be mentally detrimental for teenagers and young adults. “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” a Facebook presentation quoted by the Journal said.
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Looking through Instagram or Facebook does in fact trigger more sad emotions rather than more positive ones. The reasoning behind this is, the fact that the use of social media is linked to a greater feeling of social isolation. 
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That's subtle. I like subtle...
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Want an idea how bad it might be?
 Take a look at this Google search: 
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