Social Media

Can You Cure Your Social Media Addiction?

In the second episode of our podcast 'Yeah, But It's Not As Simple As That' we ask whether Instagram is making us miserable.
March 15, 2017, 12:15pm

Have you ever had a Sunday where you planned to go for a run and tidy the flat, but instead you just lay in bed scrolling up and down through Instagram, a squidgy mess of skin, pillow and sympathy likes; apathetic and empty but unable to stop?

In VICE UK's new podcast we attempt to answer the questions that Google can't. Questions with complicated, messy answers. It's called "Yeah, But It's Not as Simple as That", because nothing is as straightforward as it seems.

This week we try to work whether our social media addiction needs curing. We hear from three people whose lives have been changed by social media: an Instagram junkie who just can't quit, a writer who didn't like it when Reddit turned on him and a VICE writer who has an unusual relationship with her Facebook stalker.

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