Social media affects our mental health

publishedover 2 years ago
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Hello Reader,

We can't start off before we bring to your attention a super duper important topic. May 10th - 16th marks Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK themed #ConnectWithNature. Watch/read tips, blogs, nature research and how to get involved on Mental Health Organisation.

At Cambridge Social Media, we acknowledge and appreciate the benefits of social media, yet we recognise its negative effects on our mental health. On this occasion, we invite you to rewatch one of our top attended sessions last year Social Media - A Mental Health Approach with Danielle Bridge.

Our quote for the month might not be said by the most relevant person to you, yet we find it extremely relevant to "The Perfection Fallacy" social media is.

“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.”
Russell Wilson

Ready to know what's happening in the social media world?

Do You Want to Schedule Your Instagram Stories?

Now, you can on Facebook Business Suite which we introduced in our last Get Smart Social and how soon it will replace your Facebook Analytics. It seems that this Facebook Business Suite might ultimately become the hub to your Facebook and Instagram activities.

Twitter Timeline Algorithm Might be the Reason!

Find out which Tweets you might want to consider changing to improve how you exchange news and information with your audience because the algorithm is not in their favour.

Great Update for Photographers on Twitter

You can now upload and view images up to 4K on Twitter with simple set up in your settings.

Claim Your Content On Pinterest

To drive traffic back to the original creators who are benefiting from having new global audiences discover their work, you can now have more control over where your content appears, including the ability to remove existing and future versions of your content.


  • Need to capture Generation Z's hearts? Read this report and how Instagram is loosing out to Snapchat and TikTok [Fast Company]
  • Creators can now change their YouTube channel names without affecting their Google account [Mint]
  • Recall an email you sent on Gmail after 30 seconds of clicking 'send'. [Google Support]
  • Download copy of your Facebook page, posts, photos and videos that have been shared on your Page and Groups before you archive it to Google Docs, WordPress, or Blogger. [Facebook Help]

Upcoming events:

If you've missed any of our previous session, you can watch all the replays on our website.


Do you have your ticket to this year's virtual #CSMDay2021 already?

We have only a handfull of Super Early Bird Tickets available and the price will go up on 31st May.

And as a bonus, if you get your ticket now, you'll get last year's #CSMDay2020 replay for free!

Disclaimer Reminder: We've rebranded our CSM Community Newsletter and divided it into two fortnightly #GetSmartSocial emails. Unless you've already selected which one(s) you want to be receiving, we'll be sending you both. You can unsubscribe or update your preference at any time!

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