comscore Photo sharing on social media killing real-life experiences: Study
News

Photo sharing on social media killing real-life experiences: Study

Is your penchant for sharing photos on social networking sites preventing you from enjoying real life experiences? Maybe, suggests a new study. The study has found that 58 percent of people believe

  • Published: March 16, 2015 7:23 PM IST
social-media1

Is your penchant for sharing photos on social networking sites preventing you from enjoying real life experiences? Maybe, suggests a new study. The study has found that 58 percent of people believe that “posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life’s experiences.” Also Read - Twitter rolls out reply limit feature availability to all users

The study was conducted by New York Times’ best-selling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, who surveyed 1,623 people to see how social media affects their lives, Mashable reported. Maxfield decided to explore this subject after going on vacation with his family on his 60th birthday and finding that he was more focused on documenting the moments than he was on experiencing them. Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking feature

He and Grenny have come up with a name for it – Trophy hunting. Trophy hunters are driven by something other than experiencing things and shooting photos to remember those moments – they want trophies to hang up. “They want to kill it and stuff it and put it on their wall,” Maxfield was quoted as saying by Mashable. Also Read - Facebook to verify if viral posts are coming from humans or not

Ninety one percent of the participants in the study also reported seeing tourists missing memorable moments because they were too busy trying to capture and share photos of the places they were visiting. Other participants reported engaging in unethical or dangerous behavior in order to capture a well-liked photo.

“I disciplined my son and he threw a tantrum that I thought was so funny that I disciplined him again just so I could video it,” the study quoted one respondent as saying. “After uploading it on Instagram I thought, “What did I just do?” the respondent said. Maxfield suggests people should become more self-aware, limit their social media usage and should be intentional about experiencing life instead of simply “hunting for trophies”.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: March 16, 2015 7:23 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Best Sellers