Category Archives: Human Behavior: Social Media

41 minutes a day are spent socializing






Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the American Time Use Survey, an annual look at how people spend the precious minutes of their short lives. Mostly, people sleep (almost nine hours a day on average), work (just … Continue reading






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Mobile device addiction linked to depression and anxiety






CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students. The study … Continue reading






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Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto






zen habits : breathe Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto By Leo Babauta Our lives become filled, even controlled, by the things we think we need to do. We think we can’t live without these things, but actually, we can. We … Continue reading






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7 Ways Facebook Can Ruin Your Relationship






Sure, Facebook makes connecting with new and old friends around the world easier than ever — but it also makes it easier to disconnect from the person that matters most: your spouse. Psychologist John Grohol, the CEO and founder of Psych … Continue reading






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The top 10 topics on Facebook this year were gloomy






If it seems like 2015 was a sad, disturbing year, Facebook agrees. Or rather, its 1.6 billion users agree. Facebook’s annual list of the most discussed topics among its users skews to the dark side for 2015. In a break … Continue reading






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10 ways to make the wi-fi in your house more powerful






The communications watchdog says wireless networks in homes and offices are often set up incorrectly or they’re suffering from “interference” from electronics with wiring like baby monitors and things like microwaves. Ofcom has launched a free app called Wi-Fi Checker … Continue reading






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‘Uber For Breakups’ Will Dump Your Boyfriend Over Snapchat For $5






Is it just not working out? Soon that busted old relationship could be gone in a Snap . The Breakup Shop, a company that’s been likened to Uber for breakups, already offers a variety relationship-terminating services. But the new feature, … Continue reading






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Teen high blood pressure may be tied to Internet use






Newswise — DETROIT –Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In a study published in the Journal of School Nursing, researchers found that teens … Continue reading






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Addiction warnings should be on digital-device packaging: UK research






Newswise — Warning labels and messages should be introduced on digital devices to encourage responsible usage and prevent digital addiction, according to Bournemouth University (BU) research. The researchers believe labels and messages are required to help people adjust their usage … Continue reading






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Compulsive Texting Associated with Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls, Study Finds






Newswise — WASHINGTON – Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “It appears that it is the compulsive nature of texting, rather … Continue reading






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Online affairs can be addictive, new OU study finds






A new study by psychology academics at The Open University is the first in the UK to explore the impact of internet infidelity among those with real experience of it and sees how it is directly affecting 21st century relationships. … Continue reading






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Digital flirting






Fifty percent of teens have expressed interest in someone by friending them on Facebook or another social-media site, and 47 percent by commenting on or liking a post. Pew characterizes these interactions as “entry-level” digital flirting, often used by teens … Continue reading






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Tweets from mobile devices are more likely to be egocentric






Washington, DC (October 1, 2015) - Mobile devices have changed the way we interact with the world. It’s now normal behavior to take selfies or live Tweet an event, but can a mobile device really be an extension of ones … Continue reading






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Memory is greater threat to romantic relationships than Facebook






New Rochelle, NY, September 30, 2015-A new study was designed to test whether contacts in a person’s Facebook friends list who are romantically desirable are more or less of a threat to an existing relationship than are potential partners a … Continue reading






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What Motivates ‘Facebook Stalking’ After a Romantic Breakup?






New Rochelle, NY, September 23, 2015—Social networking makes it easy to monitor the status and activities of a former romantic partner, an often unhealthy use of social media known as interpersonal electronic surveillance (IES) or, more commonly, “Facebook stalking.” Psychological … Continue reading






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Guess where most of us read our email






There’s an incredible technology available to marketers for reaching millennials where they work, play, eat, sleep and shop. It’s not a new device, app or cutting-edge social network. Would it surprise you to learn that it’s email? The Adobe Campaign … Continue reading






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The severity of Internet addiction risk and its relationship with the severity of borderline personality






Psychiatry Res. 2014 Nov 30;219(3):577-82. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.02.032. Epub 2014 Mar 3. The severity of Internet addiction risk and its relationship with the severity of borderline personality features, childhood traumas, dissociative experiences, depression and anxiety symptoms among Turkish university students. Dalbudak … Continue reading






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Dating, Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media, a Family Institute Event, Discusses How Technology Impacts Today’s Romantic Relationships






Newswise — Apps, texts, status updates and profiles — we communicate, socialize and even date via our social media networks. But what are we missing while we wait for the next text or update? What do we miss out on … Continue reading






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Facebook RIP pages proliferating






In the wake of high a profile death, it is increasingly common to see mass public outpourings of grief on RIP Facebook pages. This article in New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia explores media coverage of death and its relation … Continue reading






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Selfie-posting men more narcissistic, psychopathic






A new study conducted by Jesse Fox, assistant professor of Communication at The Ohio State University, with Margaret Rooney a graduate student at Ohio State, shows that men in the study who posted more photos of themselves online than the … Continue reading






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Social media use at work harms businesses, cuts productivity






New research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) shows that the use of online social media for personal purposes during working hours can have a negative effect on work performance and the well-being of organisations. … Continue reading






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In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off






COLUMBUS, Ohio – When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, … Continue reading






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Networking can make you feel ‘dirty’






Toronto – If schmoozing for work leaves you with a certain “ick” factor, that’s not just awkwardness you’re feeling. Professional networking can create feelings of moral impurity and physical dirtiness, shows a new study. That can hold people back from … Continue reading






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Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants






Newswise — People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a … Continue reading






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How Facebook “likes” predict sexual orientation, intelligence






An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior—and a first look at a revolution in the making Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don’t need. In Dataclysm, Christian … Continue reading






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