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Creative Control

127 EpisodesProduced by Fast CompanyWebsite

Fast Company's Creative Control is taking a deep dive into the forces that are shaping the creator economy and what it means for its future.  As the creator economy continues its rapid expansion, there are issues that deserve a closer look. Topics like who owns what online, where’s the middle class … read more

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Inside the push to make social media less addictive

Does this sound familiar? You open Instagram or TikTok to kill some time, and the next thing you know, your eyes are dried out and your thumb feels like it’s about to fall off. It’s only then you realize how long you’ve been scrolling. For most of us, spending sometimes hours on social media leaves us a little achy but mainly just feeling guilty for having wasted a chunk of our day. But for some people, getting sucked into social media like that can have a major impact on their mental health. In this episode, I’m looking at where we are now at the intersection of social media and mental health—and I'm talking to a psychiatrist and a technologist who are trying to make these platforms a little less harmful.

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