Is Social Media Making Us Miserable?

Social media is making the world a miserable place. Web services like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are supposed to make people feel more connect. They allow the masses to keep in contact with old friends and family, reach out to their favorite celebrities and let them see locations most will never see in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, these services also contribute to the development of mental health issues (Barr, 2019). Why do people keep using these services when it’s well-known that spending too much time using these apps can damage someone’s self-esteem and mental wellbeing? While it’s true that social media can give people a sense of community, it can also cause anxiety, fear and depression from harassment and bullying from anonymous users.

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