Aasof on you and social-media


This week on Facebook: I am quite busy at the moment but as I intend to continue with the social-media next week, I thought the following video may interest some of you!

 


1. I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t): The social network’s long-stated mission has been to connect people so that we can live in a more open world. But after being off Facebook since October, I found that I did not feel less connected and that my social life didn’t suffer, even though I was no longer seeing status updates and pictures on my News Feed.

2. Six Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Your Mental Health: While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run. The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem, while obsessively checking your Twitter feed just before bed could be contributing towards poor quality of sleep.

3. Is Social Media Making Me Miserable? Back in 1970, the technology writer Alvin Toffler published a book called Future Shock, which became an international bestseller. The book is about how humans struggle with too much technological change in too short a time—and it’s all-too relevant today. Social media now dictates how people interact with friends, read the news and navigate their day-to-day existence.

4. Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns: With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence actually suggest? Since social media is relatively new to us, conclusive findings are limited. The research that does exist mainly relies on self-reporting, which can often be flawed, and the majority of studies focus on Facebook. That said, this is a fast-growing area of research, and clues are beginning to emerge.

5. Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you: The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look — Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.

 

2 responses to “Aasof on you and social-media

  1. vallypee Nov 16, 2019 at 13:09

    Yes, all this is quite sobering isn’t it? I’ve always preferred blogging to other social media and tend to use those sites as ways to draw people to my blog. It works quite well, but you need to be on them to do so as blogging has taken a back seat in the social media world. I see it isn’t even mentioned on the video data there. In the past, people commented on my blog. Now, they read the blog and comment on Facebook. That’s beside the point, I know, but I’d love to delete Facebook myself. I like Twitter, though and use it more. It has less emotional influence and I like its diversity and the possibility it gives me to see a broader range of news and views that aren’t dictated by what Google and FB think I want to see.

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