You know that feeling you get when someone “likes” your post? Or how comforting it is to scroll through your news feed while lying in bed? Well, while you’re searching for approval and a quick hit of dopamine, clickbait is slowly tampering with your mental health. So, how do you stop it?
In his previous video, Full-Stack Developer Thomas Morris talked about the ad-revenue model and its far-reaching negative effects. This one tackles the more personal side of the equation—how that attention model has negatively affected mental health.
In this presentation, Thomas shares ways to combat these negative effects, like using alternatives to TikTok or WhatsApp, and shows how to get back to a healthier state of mind.
Tom hails from Corpus Christie, TX and has been living in Prague since 2018. He started as a Rails developer, but now lives in the full-stack universe, preferring TypeScript on the frontend. Outside of work he likes to think about what it means to be human and how to slow down in an increasingly connected world. He also enjoys houseplants, refactoring, and a good cup of coffee.