What Is Social Media?

Social media refers to websites and applications that are designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently, and in real-time. While many people access social media through smartphone apps, this communication tool started with computers, and social media can refer to any internet communication tool that allows users to broadly share content and engage with … Read more

The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent

Abstract The question whether social media use benefits or undermines adolescents’ well-being is an important societal concern. Previous empirical studies have mostly established across-the-board effects among (sub)populations of adolescents. As a result, it is still an open question whether the effects are unique for each individual adolescent. We sampled adolescents’ experiences six times per day … Read more

The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy

Those who worry about the future of democracy focus a lot of their anxiety on the way that the things that happen in online public spaces are harming deliberation and the fabric of society. To be sure, billions of users appreciate what the internet does for them. But the climate in some segments of social media and … Read more

The Impact of Social Media: Is it Irreplaceable?

In little more than a decade, the impact of social media has gone from being an entertaining extra to a fully integrated part of nearly every aspect of daily life for many. Recently in the realm of commerce, Facebook faced skepticism in its testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Libra, its proposed cryptocurrency and alternative financial system. … Read more

Apple gives you a gift card with a purchase of phones, tablets, PCs or headphones

Apple’s Black Friday deals are here, but as usual there’s little in terms of outright discounts. Instead of a price cut on any of its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs, or AirPods, Apple is offering a gift card so you can get some accessories later on. That credit varies by the product you get – … Read more

Nature’s Solution to Climate Change

When it comes to saving the planet, one whale is worth thousands of trees. Scientific research now indicates more clearly than ever that our carbon footprint—the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming through the so-called greenhouse effect—now   threatens our ecosystems and our way of life.  But efforts … Read more

Just like how humans recognise faces, bees are born with an innate ability to find and remember flowers

We’ve all watched a honeybee fly past us and land on a nearby flower. But how does she know what she’s looking for? And when she leaves the hive for the first time, how does she even know what a flower looks like? Our paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, set out to … Read more

The COVID-19 social media infodemic

Abstract We address the diffusion of information about the COVID-19 with a massive data analysis on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Gab. We analyze engagement and interest in the COVID-19 topic and provide a differential assessment on the evolution of the discourse on a global scale for each platform and their users. We fit information … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an incomprehensible term to many, making this a barrier to numerous seekers in need of this service. While it may not be a new process in the legal world, it comes with a few differences from other commonly used divorce settlement processes. The following insights offer guidance on common FAQs for collaborative … Read more