Know the effects of using social media.
After the lockdown, everyone is active on social media, many of them are displaying their cooking talents including me.
A friend of mine wants to become a stand-up comedian, due to the busy schedule he could never give his time to nurture his talent. So now, he is utilising the social platform by sharing jokes, publishing videos on youtube.
Another friend of mine is learning art and painting from YouTube and sharing her talent with us.
We have increased our 87% usage and on average we spend 4-5 hours per day just on Facebook and WhatsApp.
And my beautiful girls are so busy, so many daily challenges are there to fulfil to make this world beautiful. Seeing their beautiful smiling faces makes us forget all the problems we are facing right jow.
Even the coronavirus finds it so angelic and delightful that they spare the girls who perform:
- Saree challenge
- No-make challenge
- Mother-daughter challenge
- Googles challenge
- Couple challenge
By far, I have been receiving these challenges.
According to Business Today, Indians have turned to social media to pass their time.
Before the lockdown, social media usage was on average 150 minutes per day. However, in the first week of lockdown, the figures jumped to 280 minutes per day, showed a survey. The survey added that 75 per cent of people were spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp compared to the week before.
What people do in social media
In social media, people were largely consuming news and communicating with their friends and families as coronavirus grappled the country.
Our brain is restless, it needs an opportunity to do something. We are hunter-gatherers and social media gives us the opportunity to read, learn, watch, listen, share the post, upload etc..
Ego needs a platform to showcase itself, 80% of our online conversation are sharing our opinions, thoughts, self-appreciation, display of our talent.
After posting any picture we wait for likes and comment, a person like me after publishing a blog, I check the viewer’s stats.
According to research, lonely people are more social friendly.
Using Tiktok has increased despite the fact that it is a Chinese app and many of us are demanding of uninstalling it but people are spending their time making videos especially celebrities.
The demerit of Social Media
Extreme use of social media leads to depression.
Social media creates immense pressure. This is known as FOMO, a trendy new acronym used to describe anxiety of feeling left out, lacking talent, missing events. So the anxiety raises when we see people are doing much better in their lives and we start comparing it with others.
I hope many of us by far has experienced laziness and restlessness as we are using twitter, Facebook, Instagram a lot these days. Because this is a common symptom of being so active in social media.
A study from Harvard University showed that self-disclosure online boosts a part of the brain that also lights up when taking cocaine.
You might face sleeping disorders.