Reporter Chronicles Social Media Detox

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Reporter Chronicles Social Media Detox

SelfieCould you survive three months without social media? What would it feel like? Would you want to relapse afterwards? Christina Farr, a Millennial and reporter for CNBC, decided she needed to step away from her social media, mostly Facebook and …

2019 Social Media Trends and Predictions

2019 CalendarIt’s that time of year when a number of media prognosticators are making predictions for the coming new year. The Goldman Blog has been looking at a variety of articles to see what we think might have a good chance …

A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

pexels-cell photo-smallFor the most part, social media use by teens has been viewed by researchers, parents and even teens as fraught with negative outcomes. However, a new study by Pew Research Center is showing that there are positive benefits to be …

Social Media & Internet Use Hit Plateau

BloggerIt seems that since 2016 there has been little, to no growth, in Americans who use the Internet, smartphone devices and social media. For about 20 years the rate of adoption for these was extremely rapid. However, according to Pew

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, …