18 Jan 2015

Online lives - The Wireless

From The Weekend, 8:12 am on 18 January 2015

Writer, director, and actress Lena Dunham says that while there are a lot of people she loves on Twitter, it’s impossible to find them without reading things telling her that she should be “buried under a pile of rocks”.

Social media like Twitter isn’t all negative, though, and for some people it is a constant, and comforting, presence in their daily lives.

The senior producer for The Wireless; Megan Whelan gathered blogger and prolific tweeter Morgan Godfery, transgender advocate Megan Bowra-Dean, and from Youthline, Briana Hill to talk about social media and mental health.

For the Wireless Megan Whelan wrote about her experiences with the Moment app which monitors how much people use their smartphone.