Social media reactions
Steven Gagliano

Generating Buzz:

Social Media's Toll on Mental Health

An estimated 93% of U.S. teenagers and 72% of adults use social media, with various platforms competing for screen time. From interacting with friends to gathering news, the average user spends an increasing amount of time on social media sites, which can have varying effects on mental health.

In the May edition of Generating BuzzMunmun De Choudhury, an associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing, shares how society’s perception of social media and its effects on mental health have evolved over time.