A golden age of connectivity is ending.
For many first-gen social media users—millennials between the ages of 27 and 42—there is a developing sentiment that the party is over.
Twitter is bad. Instagram is overrun with ads and influencers hawking face creams and fitness tips. TikTok, what originally felt like a glossier alternative to YouTube, increasingly resembles an outlet mall full of “dupes,” prizing hype over lasting influence.
If the early promise of social media was to bring society closer to a virtual ideal, the most recent shift in how platforms are used has lost the plot.
Tap the 🔗 in our bio to explore how the collective erosion of X, Instagram, and Facebook marks a turning point for millennials, who are outgrowing a constant need to be plugged in.
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