A Fun Social Media Experiment – inVLand
It means “inVirtualLand” – Does it sound like ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Yes. The idea is derived from the movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – in which Time is a basic element.
Let’s do some reality check.
This fun experiment can be done by just using your smartphone. But results may not be Fun for all. For many of You, It might just blow your mind.
Lets see how to check inVLand beats?
How I Calculated my inVLand Beats?
Pre-Requisite: Install Instant heart rate in Your Smartphone – a heart beat checking app in your smartphone
Time Constraint: Do this early Morning before Checking Facebook or Whatsapp or any Social Media – to get better results
- Calculate BPM using Instant Heart Rate App – (BPM1)
- Check your Whatsapp/Facebook/Twitter messages, updates for 10-30 mins.
- Re-calculate BPM using same App – (BPM2)
- inVland Beats = BPM2 – BPM1
We are trying to finding out, “How my heart reacts to the use of social media? “- With a number.
If inVLand beats is a negative number. Then it is good. If it is a very big positive number, then it is time. Reduce the time spent in Social media before it hurts your Mental & Cardio health.
Also check what other users got in the comments section or in this Facebook Page.
If this 10-30 mins can affect the BPM this much, Just imagine, what would do if it is for hours.
Impact on Physical Health
There are chances that spending an excessive amount of time online might result in the following health implications.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you do too much keying, you may experience problems that affect your hands or wrists. There are also specific problems associated with keying on mobile phones, which can strain the tendons of your fingers. These problems aren’t all caused by social media. It can just as easily be caused by having to type term papers for school or reports at work.
Eye problems. You can get eyestrain from staring at screens for too long.
Fatigue. This is another symptom of overusing social media. If you’re staying up too late posting on Twitter of Facebook, you may be losing valuable sleep.
Lack of exercise. Social media can cut into time you might otherwise be spending outdoors or exercising.
Distraction. One of the most dangerous potential consequences of social media addiction is driving while being distracted. As recent stories have confirmed, you can even get hurt texting and walking.
Common Habitual Implications:
Most people now check their smartphones 150 times per day, or every six minutes.
In 2013, it was 63% of Facebook users who checked in daily. In 2014, that number shot up to 70%. If you check Facebook day after day, you join over 864 million others with the same compulsive routine of using WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and so on.
According to a survey, The average time spent on the internet by the individual is 5 hours a day, with 13.9 percent of respondents admitting to surfing the web for more than 9 hours daily.
Now how to control the over usage of mobiles and social media? The following ideas can work
- Start by recognizing how much digital use is really needed, say, for work or navigation or letting family members know you’re OK, and what is merely a habit of responding, posting and self-distraction.
- Make little changes. Refrain from using your device while eating or spending time with friends, and add one thing a day that’s done without the phone.
- Become very conscious of what is important to you, what really nourishes you, and devote more time and attention to it.
“Stay healthy coz we deserve a better health “