Social media use increases depression and loneliness

In the first experimental study of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use, University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt showed a causal link between time spent on the platforms and decreased well-being

How rants on social media can come back to haunt you

UC Davis study finds that negative chat has a much longer tail and stronger snowball effect than positive chat

Social media help young people to explore sexuality

We need to get away from the idea that social media has a negative impact.

Social media manipulation rising globally

The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat.

Study of 800 million tweets finds distinct daily cycles in our thinking patterns

Our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24-hour.

Research highlights the influence social media marketing has on children’s food intake

New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at the European Congress on Obesity today.

Comments on social networks also reinforce socialisation during adolescence

Cybergossiping occurs when two or more people make evaluative comments on a digital device about.

Keeping a healthy perspective on social media

Social media can be a place to keep up with friends, make plans or hear.

Social media makes it both easier and more challenging to parent tweens

Balancing freedom with supervision: 55 percent of parents would read their tween’s texts, social media.

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction

A new study of the dysfunctional use of smart technology finds that the most addictive.