Social media sites including YouTubeSnapchat, Facebook and Twitter, affected teens’ well-being. The study found that social media worsened:

  • Body-image worries.
  • Depression.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Loneliness.
  • Fear of missing out.
  • Anxiety.

Instagram is largely to blame for negatively impacting teen body-image feelings, according to the study. YouTube impacted teens’ sleep. I attached the article above with more detailed information on the study.

So how will that impact the future of social interaction? Well, Facebook has taught me that some of my high school friends are very opinionated, and that they like to travel, and post pictures of their food. And yet, I continue to be fascinated. Of course, there is also much positivity. At least I have that going for me.

Plus, the posting of one picture can reach the heart; like this picture from an article at WTTV (article)

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These two dogs were left behind during the flooding in Texas. Social media has now impacted me to the extent that I am so hopeful that they were rescued. One picture is worth a thousand words.