Fee for social media immersion
Joining a social network means a constant presence in the world. Users post articles online and receive comments even from unknown accounts. Strangers can look at Instagram selfies and rush to send messages, sometimes giving the impression that the whole world is watching the poster.
According to experts, being able to communicate on social networks brings many benefits, especially in times of Covid-19 when people cannot meet in person. However, multi-person tracking also comes with many downsides, including much more complex and persistent issues than users realize.
Several studies have shown that excessive use of social media can increase the risk of depression and anxiety. “We have found that people are spending more time online than they think or used to be. It’s like a pandemic,” said Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University.
Rosen has been studying the effects of technology on human psychology since 1984 and claims to have witnessed things “getting out of hand”. Some people get dozens of notifications every day and can’t leave their online life. Even without looking at the screen, their online lives are still stuck in their heads.
Using social media, many foreigners can interact and share content posted online. Whenever you post something online and embarrass yourself, users will never know how well it went down.
“When you post on social media, all you get is likes and comments, but it doesn’t reflect what others think of you,” said Fallon Goodman, an assistant professor of psychology at George Washington University.
Anna Lembke, a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, argues that people build their identity based on what others think of them. Most of these identities are created online. “Virtual identity is a combination of a set of interactions between users on social networks. He’s very vulnerable and we have no way of controlling him,” said Lembke.
The inability to ascertain how others perceive themselves obsesses many social media users while browsing the web or even offline.
“Any negative reaction has a negative impact on the psychology of the user. Worst of all, they are displayed in public, leading to shame and self-deprecation that are very common in the modern world. said Lemke.
People are not used to opening up to the world every day. So if you are not careful online, your online life can be stressful and negatively impact every aspect of your life. There are solutions to limit this risk, e.g. B. Disabling notifications and reducing the time you spend on social media.
“People need to change their attitude towards using social media. This is a general problem, not an individual problem. Measures should be developed to protect users of the digital world, especially those with children, such as smoking or alcohol bans,” said Professor Lembke.
Diep Anh (Track Cable)