A Wired.com article explored some research that British researchers did over a 4 year period on 800 million tweets to analyze mood/content of tweet and time of tweet.
As the title states, they found patterns of being analytical in the morning and angsty at night.
Could this have clinical implications? Will a harm reduction approach to social media be to go on in the morning but not later as the day progresses?
If clients are struggling with their mood and tend to feel worse after viewing social media this might be a good tactic to try if they still want to maintain a social media presence. It might be worthwhile to try this strategy for a few weeks and log their moods, as well as any feelings associated with staying off social media after a certain hour.