UK operator Sky Mobile recently surveyed 2,000 adults in the UK about the effect of social media on their mood.
Looking for positive and well-being in your smartphone
It shows that 31% of respondents turn to social networks for their daily dose of positivity. The most inspiring content is animal videos and memes (at 23%) and articles about gratuitous acts of kindness (at 21%). More than half (56%) use their smartphone to search for positive content, and 45% admit that this content improves their mood for the day. Connecting with family and friends also increases well-being for 29% of respondents.
The word to Vanessa King, expert in positive psychology
“What we consume online affects how we feel,” says positive psychology expert Vanessa King. Even small boosts of positivity can make a difference. They also help us to be more open to others, more flexible in our thinking, and more creative in solving problems. Source: Advanced Television