Èske medya sosyal ka geri depresyon?

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BèfMak Earl la Liv, Bèf, has been a tough read for me. Don't take that the wrong way. It's an amazing book that I found through Hugh McLeod's blog.

I say ‘tough' because it's not a 10,000 foot view. Herd (How to change mass behaviour by harnessing our true nature) is a complex book that thoroughly details a plethora of studies and data to come up with its core premise. As well, Mark Earls is not your average business book author – reading his book makes me feel like I'm reading a book that's totally out of my league (it really is!). If you're an intellectual and appreciate deep, deep thinking and the supporting criteria – this is your book.

If you're faking it like me, it's a great book as well. 🙂 I might mutilate some of the rich content by writing about it here, but what the heck! I'm going for it.

Sosyal Medya GrennOne topic that Mark touches on is depression. Mark mentions two common causes of depression – a parents' relationship with their child and a person's relationships with other people. I can't help but wonder if Social Media isn't the best alternative to Prozac for curing social ills such as depression. Social Media brings a promise of connecting with others that aren't outside your local circle at home, the office, or even in your neighborhood.

Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, Gather, online Games… all of these applications aren't simply ‘Web 2.0', they are means of communicating with one another. No wonder why social applications are so popular. Isn't it much easier to open up to people with the safety of the Internet between us?

Nan yon konferans kèk mwa de sa, mwen sonje yon fanm ki te mande:

Ki moun ki moun sa yo ak ki jan yo yo sou entènèt tout èdtan nan jounen an? Don't they have a life?

It's an interesting perspective!, isn't it? I suspect that for many people, this is their life. This is their connection to others, their hobbies, their interests, their friends and their support. In the past, a ‘loner' really had to live alone. But today, a ‘loner' doesn't have to! He/She can find other loners with the same hobbies!

Some might argue that this type of ‘social' network and its accompanying safety net aren't as healthy as a real relationship and human contact. They may be right… but I'm not sure that people are treating this as an alternative. For many people, this is sèl mwayen yo pou kominike.

In High School a friend of mine, Mark, was an amazing artist. He was a big bear of a guy. He had a full beard in 10th grade and wrote comic books with stories of Vampires and Werewolves. I loved hanging out with Mark but I could always tell that he was uncomfortable around everyone – even me. I don't think he was depressed at all, but he was pretty quiet except for the occasional growl (I growled back).

I can honestly imagine Mark being a famous eclectic artist, now, or perhaps living in the wilderness by himself today. I can't help but wonder, though. Had Mark had a blog and an outlet to publish his incredible tales, I think he would have connected with thousands of others with the same interests. He would have had a social network – a network of friends and fans that encouraged and appreciated him.

I'm in no way inferring that we bloggers are escaping depression or loneliness through our writing. We do; however, harness much respect from our readers. I'm no different. If I see someone ganging up on another blogger who is a friend of mine, I'll jump in and defend him. If I hear of a blogger that's taken ill, I genuinely pray for him and his family. And when a blogger stops blogging, I really do miss hearing from them.

Working a 50 to 60 our week and being a single father, I don't have much of "Yon lavi" (jan sa defini nan fanm mwen mansyone a) andeyò blog mwen ak karyè mwen. Iwonilman, menm si, mwen lavi online is incredibly supportive, happy and promising. I'm a truly happy (non-medicated but overweight) guy. I don't believe that I'm trying to replace one with another. I think both are just as important and rewarding. In fact, I believe that my ‘online' life has pushed me into being a better communicator in my ‘real' life. It's therapeutic for me to write and it feels great when I get feedback on my writing (even if it's negative).

The truth is, if I didn't have the support network that I have with you folks… I probably kapab be unhappy and could slip into depression. I'd probably be playing video games by night and making my colleagues miserable during the day.

I'd much rather take my Web 2.0 Pills every day.

9 Kòmantè

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    Premye a mwen pa kwè ke sit entènèt sosyal 2.0 prezans bagay tankou Twitter, blogs ak sa yo, se nenpòt kote toupre yon gerizon pou bagay sa yo tankou depresyon e mwen defeniman pa dakò ak rezònman Mak la pou sa ki lakòz depresyon.

    Sa te di sepandan mwen kwè ke nan kèk fason entè-kominikasyon nou yo atravè entènèt la ede pwòp tèt ou yon estim pwòp tèt ou, sans nan byennèt ak nan kèk ka ede yon sèl nan kèk peryòd reyèlman difisil nan lavi yon sèl la. Mwen pral kalifye ke menm si ke mwen pa mete blogs sou menm nivo ak Twtitter ak sa yo (mwen pral fè yon bagay sou yon sèl nan jou sa yo trè byento).

    Pou egzanp kòm yon pati nan WinExtra mwen menm mwen te gen yon kanal IRC ki se semi-envite (sitou si mwen konnen jan aktyèlman fè IRC an plas an premye) ak youn nan zanmi pwòch mwen an nan dènye ane a reyalize ke li te bezwen fè yon serye ap viv chanje sou vini yon dejwe. Li te gen siksè - byen ke siksè kòm yon sèl ka ak yon adiksyon - men li te di m 'yon sèl jou a ke si li pa t' pou kanal la IRC ak moun yo gen li onètman pa t 'konnen si li ta fè l' nan ki tan trè nwa.

    Nan yon lòt ka ki jis rive youn nan mebers yo depi lontan nan fowòm yo WinExtra ak IRC chanèl sispann afiche oswa montre moute nan chanèl. Nan vire de manm nan peyi Etazini an te vin trè konsène e yo te kòmanse pwosesis la nan ap eseye swiv l 'fè asire w ke li te oke. Oke jodi a li toudenkou parèt nan chanèl e li te tankou yon zanmi pèdi depi lontan finalman vini tounen lakay - tou de pou l 'ak nou.

    Sa a se kominote ak pandan ke li pa t 'ogignate nan mond lan Web 2.0 nan rezo sosyal mwen pral pran ki sou nenpòt kominote Facebook oswa Twitter nenpòt ki lè. Ansanm ak sa mwen panse ke li montre ke si yon kominote sou entènèt gen lonjevite ak pwofondè nan zanmi (ki si ou konprann ke fowòm nou an tankou ti jan yo ta ka yo te alantou pou sis plis ane) li fè yon pati nan lavi yon moun nan pi bon epi li ba ou yon santiman ki fè pati - ki se reyèlman tout sa nou tankou moun vle soti nan lavi nou.

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    Hi Steven,

    Mwen te avèti ke mwen ka te mutilate mo Mak la ... sanble ke mwen te fè! Make referans kèk atik sou depresyon epi yo pa deklare ke sa yo se definitivman sèlman sous depresyon - sa yo se jis yon koup ki te mansyone. Teyori a nan medya sosyal ak opòtinite li a ede depresyon se pa Mak la, li nan yon sèl ke mwen mande sou yo.

    Istwa pè sou kominote ou ak mwen dakò avèk ou - ki fè pati se finalman sa tout moun bezwen yo dwe an sante. Mwen panse ke Medya Sosyal kite nou ouvè a 'fè pati' nan kominote ke nou pa janm ta ekspoze a otreman.

    Mèsi pou kòmantè eksepsyonèl la!
    Doug

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    Ekselan pòs, Doug! Mwen jwenn rezo sosyal yon fason pou kenbe kontak ak imè yo ak lavi anpil moun ke mwen konsidere yo dwe zanmi, kèk nan yo menm zanmi pwòch, ak enpak lòt lavi ke mwen otreman pa ta gen ase èdtan nan jounen an yo fè sa . Si mwen wè yon zanmi ki nan bezwen, mwen kapab byen vit kontakte mwen pou mwen wè kisa mwen ka fè pou bay sipò. Mwen te tou te vin zanmi (tèt ou enkli!) Nan kominikasyon elektwonik ke mwen otreman pa ta ka vin konnen byen kòm byen, ki an vire te vin tounen offline zanmi kòm byen.

    PS Mwen te manke ekri chak jou ou pandan ou te okipe ak pwojè ou ak tranzisyon. Mwen tèlman kontan wè pòs ou dènyèman!

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      Mèsi Julie! Mwen ap eseye retounen nan yon bon rit men mwen ap konbat. Mwen travay anpil èdtan e mwen te ajoute egzèsis (imajine sa!) Nan melanj la. Mwen pa te kalkile fòmil la dwa ankò - Mwen trè farfelu ak fatige.

      Mwen pral rive la!

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    Mwen konplètman dakò ak teyori a ke lè l sèvi avèk sit medya sosyal se yon bon bagay ki ka geri ou fè. Pou mwen, mwen te jwenn ke li se trè bon ak libere pou m 'ekri sou santiman mwen. Menm si pa gen moun ki li yo. Gen pouvwa nan aktyèlman ekri li desann. Mwen renmen tou sit tankou Facebook ak MySpace. Yo pèmèt moun yo konekte plis pase yo petèt ta si yo pa t 'gen koneksyon sa. Mèsi pou afiche enfòmasyon sa a sou sit medya sosyal. Mwen espere ke pi plis ak plis moun jwenn bon nan li.

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      Nou definitivman bèt sosyal, nou pa Jason? Si pa gen okenn mwayen pou nou sosyalize, mwen gen konfyans ke sa ka mennen nan anpil maladi sosyal epi yo ka kaskad nan lòt pwoblèm.

      Tankou ou, mwen reyèlman jwenn ekri kòm yon valv lage presyon gwo. Osi byen, lè yon moun remèsye m 'oswa posts sou sa mwen te ekri - ki fè bèl bagay pou estim pwòp tèt ou ol'!

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    Mwen santi ke doulè a ​​nan depresyon ka an reyalite ap soulaje kòm yon rezilta nan angaje nan aktivite medya sosyal. Gade nan ka etid ki soti nan moun ki patisipe nan Dezyèm lavi pou egzanp. Yo ka kreye avatar ki baze sou atribi fizik yo vle epi konekte ak moun sou nivo yo ka pa janm te kapab anvan. Se jis yon egzanp.

    Mwen pèsonèlman te temwen ki jan medya sosyal ka ede. Mwen te kontwole yon diskisyon MySpace depresyon gwoup yo analize ki jan moun ki soufri depresyon, enkyetid, bipolè, OCD, elatriye konte sou kominote sa yo pou sipò. Pandan m ap gade konvèsasyon an ap dewoule mwen gade kòm yon moun diskite sou mal tèt li. Kominote a imedyatman vole nan epi ede l 'soti. Li te tankou si kominote a MySpace aji kòm liy sekou li.

    Mwen panse ke ak ki kote medya sosyal ki pral nou pral wè plis sèvis vin disponib dedye a nich espesifik. Pasyan Tankou Mwen (yon kliyan sot pase m 'ki moun mwen te fè rechèch pou nan moman an) ap pote moun ki soufri divès kalite depresyon ansanm pou yo ka pataje eksperyans yo epi konekte youn ak lòt. Li se yon zouti etonan ak jis ale nan montre w kouman pwisan rezo sosyal yo nan kenbe yon pye moun sou tè a. Bon an se yon rezo sosyal tankou PLM sèlman pèmèt moun ki soufri nan yon kondisyon rantre nan gwoup la. Sa ogmante anpil nivo patisipasyon paske yo konnen yo pa poukont yo.

    Mèsi pou gwo pòs sa a Doug!

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    Mwen panse ke medya sosyal ka ede moun fè fas ak depresyon, poukisa pa?

    Filozofi mwen an se ke tout moun nan nou, ak tout bagay sou latè yo tout konekte. Nou tout soti nan yon sèl sous enèji, ak depresyon se yon rezilta nan yon santiman ke yo te separe de sous sa a.

    Yeah mwen konnen li tout son trè nouvo agey. Men, li se yon konsèp ki senp, epi li fè sans pou mwen.

    Mwen pa panse ke medya sosyal se yon gerizon, men li pote moun ansanm, e se sa ki nou tout anvi nan nwayo nou yo te.

    Pitit fi mwen an pase pi fò nan tan sou entènèt li sou yon sit ki rele nexopia. Li te rankontre anpil nan zanmi li yo, lokalman ak nan lòt kote sou sit rezo sosyal sa a. Sit sosyal ede nou rankontre moun ki gen enterè menm jan an, epi yo se yon zouti kenbe nou an kontak ak aktyèl, ak zanmi fin vye granmoun.

    Mwen te li "pouvwa a nan Koulye a," pa Eckhart Tolle. Liv sa a ale an detay sou rezon ki fè nou santi depresyon, enkyetid ak plis ankò.

    Li ofri moute solisyon an nan "ap viv nan kounye a la" kòm yon gerizon. Mwen dakò, epi tou rekòmande liv sa a pou nenpòt moun ki enterese nan yon gid filisofik pou bonè.

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