Ryan speaks to Clare Cullen, social media editor at Independent.ie about the picture of the young girl at Slane Castle at the weekend and how Twitter & Facebook have catapulted this to another level. Ryan asks how come there isn't any control on social networks, and how this picture could affect the girl when she goes back to school/college
Facebook has been linked to unhappiness through a decline in wellbeing. The more time people spend Facebooking, the more depressed they get. People upload photos of themselves enjoying themselves but this is only a snapshot of themselves at a certain time in a certain place. It does not constitute their whole life but people compare it to their own and feel depressed that they are not as happy. Paul Horan and a colleague did some research on social networking.