Monday, June 26, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter

Since its public launch 10 years ago, Twitter has been used as a social networking platform among friends, an instant messaging service for smartphone users and a promotional tool for corporations and politicians. But it’s...
China's dating shows

Today, dating shows are an important ingredient in China’s cultural diet, with popular shows like “If You Are the One” and “One Out of a Hundred” attracting millions of viewers. For single people, they’re a...
news

The Evolving Relationship Between Social Media And News: Three 2016 Charts For Perspective The relationship between news publishers and the large social network platform companies continues to evolve rapidly. Even as observers have warned about...
Teenage Brain

Two views of the brain with the nucleus accumbens, a hub of the brain's reward circuitry, highlighted in green. This region was more active when teenagers saw that their own photographs, and those of...
social media

Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely on reaching large audiences and hence secure advertising revenues....

Foam Explosion WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 — You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But...
Brainwaves

The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of "likes" on their own photos or the photos of peers in a social...
Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel’s funding of Terry Bollea’s (aka Hulk Hogan) lawsuit against Gawker Media has shown how litigation funding can take place without anyone knowing. This type of funding may help facilitate access to justice,...
Alone

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective,...

It’s no secret that within the past few years, the digital era has changed the way we interact and communicate as a society. As adults, we cautiously tread the world of social media while...
texting

Can a few text messages, a timely email or a letter increase college enrollment and student achievement? Such “nudges,” designed carefully using behavioral economics, can be effective. But when do they work – and when...
Middle Schoolers

Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online “almost constantly.” I’m a mother of two teenagers who fall...