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What is Doomsday Scrolling?

Doomsday Scrolling:

As Covid-19 has struck back to ravage our surroundings, most of us find ourselves continuously scrolling through pandemic-related news and social media feed — almost compulsively. That is what is called “doomscrolling” or “doomsday scrolling”.

  • Doomsday Surfing refers to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening or depressing.
  • Many people are finding themselves continuously reading bad news about Covid-19 without being able to stop, even sacrificing their crucial sleep time or working hours in the process.
  • while it may keep us updated and also help us mobilize resources, it also nudges us towards an exaggerated sense of gloom and doom.
  • The term has been gaining momentum lately.