Social media has many benefits, but unfortunately, everything in this world has its negative sides. Despite the many advantages associated with social media, there are a number of negative effects caused by its usage. Among the common negative effects of social media use are stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, cyberbullying, hacking, scams, cheating and relationship problems, drug abuse and even death. Keep reading to learn how using social media adds stress to your life and some tips that can help you avoid stress related to social media. Social media is addictive Social media deprives you of qualitative sleep Social media addiction comes integrated with low quality sleep. The time you're supposed to be sleeping you're checking the viral content on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, which limits your sleeping hours. People addicted to social media often chat with their friends till late at night. Despite your sleeping time, you still have to wake up early to go to … [Read more...] about Why social media is boosting your stress
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By Hannah Yasharoff USA Today Thu., Jan. 3, 2019 Netflix’s “Black Mirror” series often comments on the ugliest aspects of a digital society. Now one of its actors is experiencing it firsthand. Will Poulter, who plays video game creator Colin Ritman in the series’ new interactive, feature-length Bandersnatch, announced Wednesday he will “step back” from Twitter following criticisms of the flick. “There are positives (of social media) to enjoy and inevitable negatives that are best avoided,” Poulter wrote. “It’s a balance I have struggled with for a while now and in the interest of my mental health I feel the time has come to change my relationship with social media.” “I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched ‘Bandersnatch’ and for their responses (whatever they may be) to the material we created,” Poulter wrote in his post. “I accept all … [Read more...] about Black Mirror: Bandersnatch actor quits social media over backlash
By Jennifer Maloney The Wall Street Journal Tues., Nov. 13, 2018 E-cigarette startup Juul Labs Inc. said it is shutting down its Facebook and Instagram accounts and curbing its use of other social media in the U.S., part of the company’s response to the Food and Drug Administration’s call for changes to curb underage e-cigarette use. Sales of Juul’s vaporizers and flavored nicotine liquids have surged over the past year, fueled in part by the product’s popularity among teenagers and children. Its rapid growth was helped by the San Francisco company’s use of social media to advertise its products as well as user-generated posts that glamorized Juul. “There is no question that this user-generated social media content is linked to the appeal of vaping to underage users,” Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns wrote in a blog post Tuesday. When Juul launched in 2015, the startup was able to use marketing practices, including social media and … [Read more...] about Juul says it will quit social media
Selena Gomez is one of the most popular pop stars on social media. The 26-year-old singer announced on Monday that she will be taking a step back from all social media platforms to live her life. Selena has over 143 million followers on Instagram and has always spread love and kindness to all her fans through her posts. Just until this weekend, she flooded Instagram with a lot of posts about how she's spending time with her close friends and family. A couple of days ago she had also asked her fans to shoot questions at her and promised to give candid answers. On Monday, the 'Bad Lair' singer posted on Instagram stating that she will be taking yet another break from social media. "Taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given," she wrote. "Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez quits social media to Justin-Hailey marriage updates?
I don’t post or read social media in the month of December. I’ve been taking this online break for three years. It’s a good way to reset your relationship with Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook. This is an installment of Business Insider’s “Your Brain on Apps” series that investigates how addictive apps can influence behavior. A new slang term is spreading around my friends and peers in New York: “extremely online.” As in, “Of course I saw his post. I’m extremely online.” Or: “I need a vacation, I’ve been too online these days.” Basically, it refers to someone who is living their life on social media on their phones. It’s said like a joke, but there’s a dark undercurrent to it – you’re addicted to “online.” A few years ago, I found myself being “far too online.” … [Read more...] about I take a social media break once a year — and I feel so much better