Public Service Message Regarding Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms

Public Service Message Regarding Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms

Public Service Message Regarding Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms

This brief public service message regarding Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram is for those who value their time, privacy, and mental health. Aside from the fact that Twitter and Facebook are productivity killers, they are also a security risk to the degree that you are giving up and risking your privacy and personal information.

Even more concerning, psychiatric studies have shown that social media use has negative effects on our mental health and causes anxiety, depression, stress, and digital addiction. For more information, visit the following links and watch the embedded videos below:

Twitter says security flaw may have exposed Android users’ direct messages

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/05/twitter-android-users-direct-messages-may-have-been-exposed.html

Twitter says hackers accessed direct messages of 36 victims, including one elected official

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/22/twitter-hack-direct-messages-accessed-including-elected-official.html

Social Media and Mental Health: Time for a Digital Detox?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-about-men/202002/social-media-and-mental-health-time-digital-detox

Americans are Concerned about Potential Negative Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health and Well-being

https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/americans-are-concerned-about-potential-negative-impacts-of-social-media-on-mental-health-and-well-being

‘Like’ It or Not, Social Media’s Affecting Your Mental Health

https://www.mcleanhospital.org/news/it-or-not-social-medias-affecting-your-mental-health

What I Learned When I Eliminated Social Media from My Life

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/what-i-learned-when-i-eliminated-social-media-from-my-life/

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

How to Quit Social Media and Master Your Focus | Cal Newport on Impact Theory

How Social Media May Be Ruining Your Life | Cal Newport on Impact Theory

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris

Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life | Katherine Ormerod | TEDxManchester

The Case Against Social Media | Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist & Associate Editor, Financial Times

What you need to know about internet addiction | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo

The bottom line is if you are a social media user (whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok), you’d be better off going on a digital diet or just giving them up completely. You are risking your privacy and security, and you are missing out on real life! 

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