Girl sitting above social media icons to a sunrise.

Secret Social Media Experiment Part 2

For the past few months, I have been conducting a secret social media experiment, a case study, on the impact I have on various social media platforms and the impact those platforms have on me: my time, mental health, and social connections. What a surprise to find out my son had been doing a similar experiment. Here, we share our conversations about what we found out. It wasn’t good.

Girl sitting above social media icons to a sunrise.

Secret Social Media Experiment Part 1

Each social media platform is supposed to be a tool, but during the course of this experiment, I realized I had become a tool for social media corporations. For the past few months, I have been conducting a secret social media experiment, a case study, on the impact I have on various social media platforms and the impact those platforms have on me: my time, mental health, and social connections.