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Take a look at these entertaining time-killing websites and put an end to boredom.

Boredom seems to be an unavoidable aspect of existence. Sure, you can pass the time on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter when you’re bored but you can only browse for so long before things become monotonous and uninteresting. The internet has revolutionized the world in various ways, be it politics, shopping, or journalism, to name a few. It has also completely redefined how individuals spend their time.

If there is ever a point when the internet is the most beneficial, it’s for curing boredom. Internet is vast and has dozens of websites that may be used to break the monotony.

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Using social media in moderation isn't bad. It becomes a problem when this becomes a habit.

By Dr. Vihan Sanyal

Most teenagers use social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram these days. It keeps a person connected to friends across the globe and gives them a window into the lives of people they are connected with.

Multiple studies have shown that teenagers who use social media excessively do so because they are either bored, need an escape from their immediate physical environment, are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, are lonely, have few real-time friends or need to feel appreciated and validated.

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Using social media in moderation isn't bad. In fact, it can help boost serotonin and other feel-good chemicals in the brain and can help uplift a person's mood. Most people take a selfie of themselves and post it on social media, and feel good about themselves when people like their post and comment on it. It becomes a problem when this becomes a habit. Many people feel compelled to post photos of themselves multiple times a day and then keep checking their accounts for the number of likes they have received.

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Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced a new tool for web and desktop users to make their own custom stickers.

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced a new tool for web and desktop users to make their own custom stickers.

One can access the sticker maker from any chat > Attach (paperclip icon) > Sticker and upload a photo to create a custom sticker.

A user can outline and crop a photo into a sticker and add emojis or words to it.

"To use Sticker Maker, download the latest version of WhatsApp for Web or Desktop, from a chat window select the attachments icon, then the Sticker icon, and from there, you can upload a photo and make your own magic," the firm said in a statement.

WhatsApp recently introduced two new safety features: 'Flash Calls' and 'Message Level Reporting' for users in India.

The Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting features will allow people better security and control over their usage of the messaging app.

With Flash Calls new Android users or the ones who change their devices frequently, one can choose to verify their phone numbers via an automated call instead of an SMS.

The Message Level Reporting feature allows users to report a particular message received on WhatsApp. This can be done by simply long pressing a particular message to either report or block a user. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: WhatsApp, Social Media, Messages, Meta, Android.


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The platform, which is largely focused on photos and subjects' appearance, could have a negative impact on a substantial percentage of users.

By Sanjeev Sharma

A bipartisan coalition of several US state attorneys general has launched a probe into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, over the parent company's social media platform Instagram's effects on kids, Fox Business reported. The Wall Street Journal which first reported the investigation, said that there are at least eight states involved, and that the probe revolves around "the techniques used by Meta to increase the frequency and duration of engagement by young users and the resulting harms caused by such extended engagement."

In a statement announcing the "nationwide" investigation, Republican Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said, "When social media platforms treat our children as mere commodities to manipulate for longer screen time engagement and data extraction, it becomes imperative for state attorneys general to engage our investigative authority under our consumer protection laws", Fox News reported.

two babies and woman sitting on sofa while holding baby and watching on tablet The probe revolves around "the techniques used by Meta to increase the frequency and duration of engagement by young users." | Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash


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