Monday, December 10

Christmas Gifting with Toblerone | AD

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Friday, December 7

Controlling What I Consume on Social Media

I've been thinking about this for a while. It wasn't something I imagined I create into a blog post but here we are. I wanted to share my thoughts around my own personal mental health, how I stay positive and motivated, and what I chose to consume on social media.

I started my YouTube channel over seven years ago. I've probably been using social media for around ten years, and only within the last year or so have I started to unfollow or remove myself from seeing or consuming certain people/channels/accounts etc.

With algorithms on Instagram and recommended videos to watch on YouTube, these social networking sites have been collecting data on what I do and don't watch for years. I found myself clicking on a video about 'Why X and X aren't friends anymore' which was easily fifteen minutes of my life I won't get back. A video purely about the breakdown of someone else's friendship. This got me questioning, why did I click this? Does this make me feel good? Is this entertaining to me?

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