Aranindu Liyanage is part of an engineering student team who received an Honorable Mention award for the 2020 Neilom Fresh Approaches to Science and Technology (FAST) short video competition.
The team’s two minute Social Media Addiction video highlights the issue of social media addiction and contrasts the life of a person attached to their phone vs. the same person living without that addiction. Since social media emerged, it has been convenient for everyone to connect virtually, but recently due to COVID-19, social media has become the only source of socialization for many people.
With this video, the team hoped to spread the message and have the viewers internalize how they are using social media. The team also wanted to bring social media addiction to the viewer’s attention so that maybe they can consider a solution in the future.