I've been talking to a lot of young adults about their social media use, and what strikes me is how aware they are of the paradox they face. This difficult relationship is what my PhD work is all about.. Listen to this girl reflecting on her social media use. ⬇️🧵(1/6)
"I really like social media, to keep up to date with what others are doing. But a while ago, I felt a bit of a pressure that I had to post when I'm with friends, because otherwise others think I have a boring life..." (2/6)
"So at one point I thought, 'Why do I have to prove to others that I have a good life? It's my life after all’. Now I really don't do that anymore, I really don't care anymore. But.. sometimes I notice when I am bored for a moment that I go to Instagram." (3/6)
"To refresh and see if there are new stories and such, and I sometimes find that annoying.. that I am a little addicted, maybe." (4/6)
"So now I try to become more aware of it and do it less. But like I said, it also has a nice side that you stay more in touch with other people than if you don't have it." (5/6)
It's awesome to see that young people are taking matters into their own hands finally, and I hope that the project that we're working on now @GEMH_Lab will help them do that even more. (6/6)

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