By Michael Grimley
In the past two decades, social media has been an ever more prevalent factor in our everyday lives, with some people waking up and checking their phones before saying good morning to their loved ones. As of 2021, 79% of Americans have a social media profile, compared to 10% in 2008. Well, one thing’s for certain, social media has truly been a mixed bag of positive and negative impacts, with connection to the whole world inside your pocket! However, at what cost? Well, we at the Current OC wanted to know the positives, and negatives, of this usage and how it affects our student lives.