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July 15, 2023
Your thumb deserves a medal
Forget hiking boots, you've conquered more miles on Instagram than any outdoorsy adventurer
We all know the feeling: mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, losing track of time, and feeling strangely exhausted afterward. 



But have you ever stopped to think about the actual distance your thumb travels on this digital adventure?
Take a quick guess:
Numbers
01
Here's a tip that might lead you to the answer
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02
The Correct Answer is 1000 Swipes
Let’s put that into
Perspective
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If we assume that for every 5 seconds of phone usage, a person scrolls an average of 30 cm.
we can say that 6 cm is scrolled every second
Source: https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/blog/app-scrolling-distance/
Math:
If you are strong enough you can plug in your time spent on Instagram in the formula.
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Based on the worldwide average time spent on social media, daily average scroll distance estimates to
1854
FEET
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That’s more than
6TIMES
The height of Statue of Liberty
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That’s almost equivalent to running
half marathon
every month
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In your lifetime you will cover distance equivalent to
moon circumference
WHAT IF

You could see the distance you scrolled on instagram or any other social media in real time as you are scrolling through your feed?
Let’s solve this with
Ridiculous Design
Your thumb deserves a medal for its hard work, but it also deserves a break. By utilizing this feature and developing healthy habits, you can reclaim control of your scrolling and create a more balanced relationship with technology.
Imagine a dedicated section within Instagram that provides a detailed map of your digital expeditions.
Empower yourself to make mindful choices about your social media use by understanding your scrolling habits.

Reflecting on these habits can help you identify opportunities to take breaks and engage in more fulfilling activities.
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