The best — and worst — social media apps in 2023 (so far)

For a bunch of people who supposedly hate social media, we sure do spend a lot of time on it.Just 33 percent of U.S. adults have “some or a lot” of trust in social media, according to a late 2022 report from the Pew Research Center, and people who spend time on social media are more likely to experience mental health problems, including depression. According to BroadbandSearch, an independent research site that compares internet providers, the average American spends a little more than two hours a day on the very same hurtful platforms they purport not to trust. And it seems like new social media platforms — any sort of online space in which people are publicly chatting with each other, including Facebook and Twitter and TikTok and, yes, LinkedIn — are popping up every day. SEE ALSO: The best sex and dating apps for hooking up There aren’t loads of social media platforms that are brand new in 2023, but there are dozens that we spend our time on every day that have had some pretty radically nightmarish moments in 2023. Unfortunately, as it is the middle of the year, it’s time to rank these nightmares.While evaluating these social media platforms, I’ve considered five questions: How widely-used is the app?How grumpy does the app make me because of the content?How grumpy does the app make me because of the interface?How likely is the app to disrupt democracy?How annoying are the influencers on that app?There are many apps that launched recently that…The best — and worst — social media apps in 2023 (so far)