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If you’re feeling busy or stressed out as 2016 kicks into gear, you’re not alone. It may be time to manage app stress and “spring clean” your screen time and get those apps working for you. New research from Ipsos reveals that while Americans are feeling more connected than ever, they also feel their lives are more demanding and complex, and many are turning to social media as a means of relief.
Among the 5,000+ regular users of social media in the US who participated in the study, an overwhelming 80% agreed that life today is busier than compared to a generation ago, is more demanding (77%) and causes more information overload (78%). Females in the Gen X and Boomer generations report feeling these negative pressures the most, whereas younger males are more optimistic overall.
At the same time, social media usage continues to rise overall. 53% of adults 18-64 now regularly use two or more of the social platforms we evaluated. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are most commonly used among this set, with females and Millennials leading the way in usage overall.
Technology and Lifestyle Expert Chi-Lan Lieu joined me to discuss more survey results as well offer tips to manage app stress, including discovering which apps are best for making the most of screen time and tackling goals in 2016.
Take a look below.
Meet Our Guest:
Taking the intimidation out of tech is where Chi-Lan Lieu excels. After more than 10 years as a tech reporter/producer, Chi-Lan has worked tirelessly to make technology accessible to the masses, and delivers fun, useful stories and tips that help viewers live a happier, healthier life. Chi-Lan is currently the Technology & Lifestyle Expert for CBS’s hit daytime talk show, THE TALK. She’s appeared on numerous show to talk tech, including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ELLEN, THE VIEW, TV GUIDE, E! ENTERTAINMENT, among others. She’s also hosted the groundbreaking trendspotting show, CW NOW bringing trending tech, travel, and style stories to a dedicated on-air and online audience. Chi-Lan has also been at the helm of numerous HGTV series and specials, including HGTV’S SMART HOME and LIVING ABROAD.