The American tech billionaire and Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg may not really be impressed by your scrolling habits.
According to Zuckerberg, the social platforms were built to make communication easier and meaningful connections.
Researches have revealed that social media can be addictive which can lead to depression and anxiety, however, the Facebook founder believes that social media platforms can be beneficial to user’s general well-being if they are used for what they were actually created for.
“If you’re just sitting there and consuming stuff, I mean, it’s not necessarily bad, but it generally isn’t associated with all the positive benefits you get from being actively engaged or building relationships,” stated Mark Zuckerberg.
It is very true that social media platforms can be dangerous when their usage spirals out of control, this may involve frequent or endless scrolling through newsfeeds and timelines rather than interacting with the content and other users.
According to a 2019 study, routine social media use like responding to content others share every day is actually linked to positive social wellbeing and overall mental health.
Studies also suggest that when people become overly dependent on the social platforms they develop mental issues, causing anxiety, insecurity and depression which can end up in committing suicide.
Zuckerberg has since claimed that his goal is not to have people spending more time on internet devices, but rather have their experience better while using these devices.
“I don’t necessarily want the people to spend more time with computers. I just want the time that people spend with screens to be better,” stated Mark Zuckerberg.