Social media users are finding themselves more stressed than ever from their time spent on these online platforms.

Question 1

  • Social media users are finding themselves more stressed than ever from their time spent on these online platforms.
  • Such platforms allow people to vent about everything from customer service to politics.
  • The downside to this is that their feeds often resemble an endless stream of
    stress.

Question 2

  • The negativity of social media and its effects on its users.
  • A similar study conducted in 2016 involving 1,700 people found a threefold risk of depression and anxiety among people who used the most social media platforms to interact.
  • The reason for this to happen includes cyberbullying, having a distorted view of other people’s lives, and feeling like time spent on social media is a waste.
  • Question 3

    • Having able to control how we look and present ourselves will make us more confident.
    • However, one small study at Cornell University in New York hinted that viewing your profile, not others might offer ego boosts.
    • For instance, Facebook had a positive effect on self-esteem compared to other activities that boost self-awareness.

    Question 4

    • A person’s mood can easily be affected by another user’s post as it is contagious.
    • According to research from, the University of California, … …can spread to people that they are connected to.
    • The better news is that happy posts had a stronger influence, each one inspired 1.75 more happy posts.

    Question 5

    • Male users are less stressed compared to female users when it comes to the
      usage of social media.
    • According to the study, women were found to be more stressed than men
      based on a survey of 1,800 people.
    • The same effect was not found for men, as it was reported that male users
      had a more distant relationship with social media.