Nearly 63% of Instagram users report being miserable, a higher share than for any other social network

Youngsters report problems with anxiety, depression, sleep and “FoMO”.
Nearly 63% of Instagram users report being miserable, a higher share than for any other social network.

The neuroscientific study on Facebook found that the subjects’ cognitive ability to inhibit their impulsive behaviour was less impaired than for drug or gambling addicts. And data from Moment, an activity-tracking app, show that it is possible for light social-media consumers to be content. Each week it asks its 1m users whether they are happy or sad with the amount of time they have spent on various platforms.
Nearly 63% of Instagram users report being miserable, a higher share than for any other social network. They spend an average of nearly an hour per day on the app. The 37% who are happy spend on average just over half as long.

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