About social media

They don't have the best reputation, but in times of social distancing, social media helps us keep in touch with family and friends. Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez calls the connection through social media “a blessing” in these times. “The conversation is often about the attention and time that our smartphone absorbs, about the disruption of our daily activities and face-to-face contacts, but we are talking too quickly about addiction. Currently, three quarters of Flemish people are actively limiting their smartphone use, while concerns about privacy and fake news are also growing. So let us work on media literacy, instead of burdening technology with all sins, as is often the case now. ” 

20/01/2021 - Sociaal, die media, Knack, p 22