Elevate 336

Lajfstaj l / L i festyle 78 | Mreža » Net Why dowe think everyone is having a better timewhilewe scroll through Instagramand howdoes that impact on our mental health? What do you see when yourfingertiptaps themost beautiful picture gallery among all social networks? Unspoilt cappuccino foam, a healthy breakfast that could only satiate the optic nerve, complete rows of brand new shoes thatdon’t look likeyoucouldgetvery far in them – and other hedonistic shortcuts that leave you feeling like your life can’t be compared to those you participate in indirectly online? Or perhaps you view the whole Instaphenomenon throughadifferent lens: aware that it is just an impeccable obscenity that we all participate involuntarilybyfiltering the most photogenic parts of our everyday life?Whether you’re in the camp of fervent fans or total dissenters, there’s one area where you’ll agree withus: noothermediahas succeedT he ot he r s i de of soc i a l med i a Pressure fromthe feed and Insta(nt) (dis) satisfaction ed in achieving such “dependence” among itsusers. Actually, ithasdone so to such an extent that in recent years we’ve heard ever more accusations that it is a place where usersdevelopnumerousmental health problems. The worst effects have been recognised among teens, and the Wall Street Journal recently published something that proved decidedly negative for Facebook and Instagram – almost everyone was aware of thenegative effects this social network has on teens. Or, more precisely, on teenage girls. TheWall Street Journal published a series of reports dubbed ‘TheFacebookFiles’, which present Facebook in quite a poor light. Although the reports relate to various aspects of the platform’s operations, themain concluFoto: Depositphotos / graphicphoto