social media 2021 bytesized

Obvious warning: social media can be bad for you

While social media can be positive, for a lot of people it isn’t. And Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, et al know this. That’s why they are trying to improve the user experience. Instagram is testing a Take A Break feature and YouTube is making dislike counts private.

Usually, in December, I take a break from social media. I just leave my phone in my room and carry on with my life. Instead of Google Books I’ll use my Kindle or IRL books and also take a break on podcasts and audiobooks. It’s a great way to switch off, get perspective and not feel like sh*t when you see someone’s holiday snaps.

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