Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: social media

Johann Hari: Stolen Focus – Why You Can’t Pay Attention

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Johann Hari joins us to talk about his latest book Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, in which he examines the reasons behind our inability to focus and seeks to understand how this crisis affects our wellbeing and society.

Does Facebook Use Improve Social Connections or Weaken Attention?

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A network analysis of participants’ social media use and well-being reveals complex links with social capital but a minimal association with attentional control.

Linking Screen Time, Smartphones, and Stress Among Young Adults

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New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.

Do Social Network Sites Help or Harm Well Being?

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How does social network site use influence well-being? Researchers suggest this depends on the extent to which site use is “connection-promoting."

This Is Why Your Mental Health Can Get Worse Around Christmas

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In this piece for HuffPost UK, Sophie Gallagher highlights some of the common factors that harm people's mental health during the holiday season, including financial stress, loneliness,...

Sense of Purpose Reduces Negative Effects of Social Media Use

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New research shows that having a strong sense of personal meaning and purpose can reduce the negative effects of social media use.

Instagram Worst App for Young People’s Mental Health

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From CNN: A British study found that Instagram has a negative effect on young people's mental health, especially on young women's body image. The Royal...

Why Social Media can Never Fill the Void in our Depressing...

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From VICE: According to Marcus Gilroy-Ware, author of Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media, society's widespread use of social media stems from and is exploited...

“Get Ready for More Drug Ads: Facebook is Making a Bid...

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For STAT, Rebecca Robbins reports that we’ll soon see drug ads – “both overt and stealthy” – on Facebook and other social media outlets. Article...