As we already know, all types of emotion posts are up compared to the pre-pandemic world of 2019. The number of users saying they were scared, anxious, and angry grew the most, which is to be expected considering the events of the last couple of years.
But when we compare 2022 to 2021, there’s signs of a shift in the opposite direction for some emotions. While excitement and happiness have remained stable, we can see much larger falls for anxiety, sadness, and stress.
There’s a long way to go to see the negative posts return to pre-pandemic levels, but to see social media becoming a slightly more positive place is surely a good thing.
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