Are The Photos You Share Revealing Your Mental Health?

When you share a photo on your News Feed or Instagram, you probably don’t realize just how much that photo says about you. But, according to new research, the type of pictures you’re posting and the filters you use can actually provide insight into the state of your mental health. Researchers from Harvard University used machine learning to evaluate images from around 166 Instagram accounts. Collectively, more than 43,000 photos were reviewed to see what insights could be gathered. When the study was complete, one general trend seemed to stand out: blue. Images and filters that carried a blue or gray tone seemed to indicate signs of depression in the user. Of course, color wasn’t the only thing that was evaluated in the research. This data was also combined with…


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