Doomscrolling is the cycle of obsessively consuming social media, enabled by their typical infinite scroll UI, in search of clarity for anxieties that are ironically fueled by those same social media feeds.
- Apparent origin: https://twitter.com/Callamitys/status/1049014001831763968
- "Taking a break from doomscrolling and being inundated with things and stuff. I'll be back tuesday or something. Here's a thing I'm making." @Callamitys October 7, 2018
- 2020-06-25 WIRED: Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health
- 2020-07-19 NPR: Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety. Here's How To Stop The Cycle
- 2020-07-30 Washington Post: The Internet wants to keep you ‘doom-scrolling.’ Here’s how to break free.
- social media
- Doom in feeds you read is good for re-engagement and thus profit: https://twitter.com/schwanksta/status/1331260696047341569
- "Something we intuitively know, but good to see so plainly: Facebook monetizes your anger, and removing content that materially makes the world worse is a threat to its bottom line." @schwanksta November 24, 2020