Saturday February 22, 2020

Off Message

Our reliance on social media is increasing steadily, and with it our levels of anxiety.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

23rd December, 2018
Russell Brand: an unlikely voice of reason about the dangers of social media

Recently, I came across a profile description on Twitter that made me laugh. “If you’re deciding between scrolling through Twitter or taking a shower; you’ll never regret taking a shower,” wrote the tweeter @deathbyrosemary on her page, in place of a more conventional biography.

It was a perfect description of the ambivalence many of us feel when using social media these days. Click online and you may feel happy...

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