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Social Media Apps for Natural Disasters

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)Social media apps are changing the ways natural disaster help and information are accessed. This story by …

Why Many Young Women Post Selfies

SelfiePsychology Today has a blog posting by Renee Engeln Ph.D. that looks at what research shows about the psychology of posting selfies. There is a term she identifies, “impression management” that provides an understanding of the mental process young women …

Bragging on Social Media – Good or Bad?

BoastingSocial media works similarly to real life when it comes to bragging. No one really cares or wants to hear about it – at least that’s what most people might think. Psychology Today generally agrees with this thinking, but they …

Has Social Media Growth Peaked?

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Something interesting has been happening to social media companies such as Facebook, Snap and Twitter. (Facebook’s sister platform, Instagram, is growing dramatically, but it appears that might simply be social media use moving from an older platform to a younger …

Protecting Kids from Digital Dangers

UK campaign says legal mandates protecting kids from online negatives are needed

A new campaign by  the Daily Telegraph backs legal requirements protecting kids from digital dangers and has launched a campaign on theMagglass issue. It centers on “duty of …

Dictionaries Spell Out New Image in Tweets

Dictionaries reap more fans with new social media voiceDictionary

Seeking to shed their staid image, some dictionaries are pepping things up on social media, according to the New York Times. Livelier tweets have brought a certain amount of controversy, …

World Cup: Brands Eye Different Demo

World Cup Marketers Shift to Hispanic Audience

SoccerWith the U.S. out of Word Cup, marketers may focus more on the nation’s Hispanic demographic during the competition. PR Week addresses this topic among others in a detailed look at how the …

Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …

Social Media is a Pink Collar Job

The new “pink collar profession”

pink collarThe era of jobs by gender is supposed to be over. But social media has become a pink collar profession, according to Wired. It cites a thought-provoking study of job postings for social media …

Teenagers Mixed on SM Impact

SocialmediaTeenagers have mixed feelings about social media

Despite the concern about online bullying and other behavior, teenagers opinions about social media are mixed. So says the Pew Research Center, which just released its newest survey about people aged 13-17 …