Pranav Malhotra Profile picture
Mobile communication research enthusiast. PhD student @UWComm. Former student @wkwschool. Tweet a lot about football, especially if a Chelsea match is on.
13 Sep
Okay, so I watched #TheSocialDilemma last night and some elements of it really annoyed me and I’m still thinking about them. So, here’s a thread. (1/12)
Half of the documentary really plays into the pathologizing social media use as an addiction narrative. This narrative has been challenged by many people (e.g. bit.ly/3kewc09 ). @mariek_vda also talks about this in her work on digital well-being. (2/12)
When framed in this way, the alternative presented is complete abstention from social media. This is also what is pushed in the documentary (they’re still talking about screen time as one thing!). We know that moderate and especially active use can also be beneficial. (3/12)
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