Social media’s endless feeds are part of everyday life. But how does mindless scrolling make people feel? Canvas8 spoke to PhD candidate Ludmila Lupinacci to understand why some people struggle to escape social media’s rabbit holes while others see the infinite scroll as a form of self-help.
Ludmila Lupinacci is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She’s interested in internet studies, social media, and interpersonal mediated communication. Her doctoral research looks at how people experience ‘liveness’ in their everyday engagements with mainstream social media.
Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.
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