Instagram vs. Snapchat: Which Is Healthier for Us?

Amanda Montell

The world can be divided into two groups of people. There are those whose first thought upon waking up in the morning is Where is my phone?

And then there’s everyone else.

This first group refers to the social media addicts among us. We each have our own vice of choice—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. But what unites us is that we all experience the world through the Internet. A notification popping up on our screen is a sight more beautiful than the night sky’s first star. The buzzing of our phone meeting an electrical charge is a sound sweeter than the ocean at sunrise. The days of witnessing something cool and not posting proof on the Internet feel as distant as the days before man knew fire.

Yes, this sounds over-the-top. But social media dependence is a reality for millions. It certainly is for me. I can’t go on a lunch break without flicking through my Instagram feed. I can’t watch my cats cuddle without sharing it on Snapchat.

This is the reality. But is it healthy? I conducted an experiment to find out. To follow along, keep reading.

Are you addicted to social media? How do you think it impacts your well-being? Sound off in the comments below!

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