Annotated Bibliography

  • Hou, Zontee, et al. “How Social Media Has Evolved over the Past 12 Years.” Content Marketing Consulting and Social Media Strategy, 30 Dec. 2019,  

In this blog, the author explains how Social Media has dominated the world due to people using it as a daily basis. The most common media used today are Facebook, Instagram , Pinterest , Snapchat and Twitter. These platforms became an essential to people because it  helps to meet/keep in contact with others all over the world when ever. It is also a professional platform where people can actually get jobs and help businesses improve. Social Media has became a place to Marketing. Small business to large businesses take advantage of these platform to get exposure for their business. 

  • Karim, Fazida, et al. “Social Media Use and Its Connection to Mental Health: A Systematic Review.” Cureus, Cureus, 15 June 2020,  

In this article, briefly discusses how social media are responsible for aggravting mental health problems. Social media has become apart of people’s daily lives and people usually spend most of their hours every day on it. Though everyone spends time on social media studies has shown it has affected mental health, health behavior, physical health, and mortality risk. Social Media have lowered people’s interactions with others face to face. It has proven  that the people’s mental health were affected because it has influenced people’s view, maintain and interact with other social network. There’s data shown that FaceBook a  popular social media platform is used for negative signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. To add on, social media have pressured people to portray an image that most likely isn’t true about themsleves to other’s to satisfy others  and also fitting a category of popularity. 

  • Robinson, Lawrence. “Social Media and Mental Health.”, 22 July 2021, 

This article explains how people rely on social media platforms to build companionship with others to thrive in life. Though social media can be beneficial with keeping up today’s society and interacting with other’s from all over the world, it’s slowly damaging the way people should make connection in the real world. Spending too much time on the Media can increase your risk of depressions, loneliness, anxiety, self harm and even suicidal thoughts. 

  • TEDxTalks. “Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey PARNELL | TEDxRyersonU.” YouTube, YouTube, 22 June 2017, 

In this TEDTALK W/ Bailey Parnell, she informs us of 4 stresses on social media  that affects our mental health related to stress, depression and anxiety. These 4 stresses are Highlight Reels, Social Currency, Fear of missing out (F.O.M.O) and online harassments. Highlight reels are what people broadcast on what’s going on in our daily life or a special occasion. People struggle with their insecurities because they compare their behind scenes with everyone else’s  highlight reels. Social Media created social currency which is the colony of attention an example is the amount of likes, comments and shares people have on their post. People are the product and we attribute to each other. We get a sense of feeling good the more social currency we receive which builds anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. To add on, F.O.M.O prevents people from removing social media which adds on to your anxiety. Last, Online Harassment leads people to to commit suicide . People  get harassed because of a group they belong to (LGBTQ), for being a woman , a person of color , a muslim. These 4 stresses can damage our health and may also lead to death.

  •           Gordon, Sherri. “How Social Media Impacts Your Mental Health.” Verywell Mind, 

I just took the picture off the website to show how social media became a distraction to people and isolated them from relaity,