Add to Bloomberg Businessweek the list that already includes the Wall St. Journal and the New York Times of publications that have validated our prediction that 2018 is the “age of anxiety.”
Check out our prediction here but check out, also, this article by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Editorial Board: “” (Original print headline: “Social Media Doesn’t Have to Be Terrible.”)
Across Silicon Valley, insiders have lately been raising similar concerns, and fretting that the business model of social media may be undermining the well-being of its users. A growing body of research suggests they have a point.
Even more significant:
Among the young, social media may be in rising rates of depression and suicide. It seems to induce feelings of , and . It appears to self-esteem, sleep, with schoolwork and (of all the ironies) antisocial behavior. Some two-thirds of kids they wouldn’t mind if social media didn’t exist. And who can blame them?
The problem is that it’s hard to quit.
Welcome to what we’ve called the age of anxiety. The things that we rely on to get through our day, to connect to family, friends, colleagues, and our communities at large are the same things that undermine our sense of self and our happiness.