How not to spend your free time

What is the first thing many of us do when we finish work, or when we sit on a bus, or when you first wake up? Let me guess, for most of us we pick up our phones and scroll through our Twitter feeds (as flicking through a newspaper is too old fashioned), or double tap on pictures you’ve found on Instagram of someone you barely even speak to. The sad fact is that to know someone’s name has become a good enough reason to spend your free time learning more about their life. This is all very well and passes the time, yet ironically excessive use of social media has in fact made us unsociable. Continue reading