Why you want to quit social media — but can’t
Oct 10, 2023

Why you want to quit social media — but can’t

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Be honest: How much value do you get out of being on social media? Today, we hear the role that FOMO plays in keeping us online.

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Financial conditions are tightening ... but what does that mean?

Some senior Fed officials think financial conditions are tightening, which is aiding the central bank’s efforts to cool the economy and quell inflation. Jeffrey Cleveland, chief economist at Payden and Rygel, helps provide context.

New research quantifies why you want to quit social media but can't

All that's keeping some of us on social media is basically the fear of missing out. That raises larger questions about its value.
Do people get a lot out of being on social media, or do we stay on these platforms simply because everyone else does and we don't want to miss out?
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i could do it too britta raci

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC