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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

Positive Self Affirmation 4: Phantom Of Snapchat

Is social media making people self-absorbed?

Contagion, Affirmation and Lies: The Psychology of Social Media

Media companies lose even more control

“In a way, it was probably easier to be Job, because at least he knew who was trying to test his faith. All traditional media companies know is that the world they used to rely on is crumbling, and there’s no one to blame.”<p>What’s happened to media companies in the last decade or so — and what …

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This architect quit his job to make an app that gives you back control of social media

He wanted to build app called that gives you back control of the stuff you post on social media.<p>Think of Shryne like a locker to store all of your social media posts, likes, pictures, texts, emails, and whatever else — taking control of that content away from the likes of ad-driven giants like …

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US border control could start asking for your social media accounts

US Customs and Border Protection proposal would see Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts requested on landing and visa forms<p>The US government is proposing making social media accounts part of the visa screening process for entry into the country.<p>US Customs and Border Protection’s …

Social Media Is Changing Our Lives

The Role of Social Media in our Lives | Jake Swayze | TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh

A Social Life | Award Winning Short Film | Social Media Depression

A 'digital detox' sounds too quaint for 2016 – I don't want to ban social media, it's the way we live now

Writers such as Zadie Smith and Jonathan Franzen speak of having to tune out the internet in order to write. But is that just tuning out real life?<p>This will be the year, I say every year. The year when the fever breaks, the addiction weakens, when my attention span and focus becomes a vast, smooth …

Twitter's outage reminds us social media is taking over our lives

Anxiety and frustration may set in when we can't be social. Addicts say they realize sometimes these outages can offer a much needed respite.<p>Martin Butters' daily routine usually includes a hot cup of coffee and quick check on Twitter.<p>But the co-owner of an Ireland-based digital content agency …

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Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

Social media and dating apps are putting unprecedented pressures on America's teen girls, author Nancy Jo Sales says. Her new book, <i>American Girls,</i> opens with a story about one 13-year-old who received an Instagram request for "noodz" [nude photos] from a boy she didn't know very well.<p>"When I was a …

INFOGRAPHIC: How social media can save lives in a disaster

Social media can sometimes seem like a vortex of cat videos and selfies, but these days, it is also an invaluable tool that can be used to save lives …

With social media, 'we could have saved more lives'

ARANAYAKE, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first 48 hours after a huge landslide wiped out his hometown of Aranayake and buried 220 families, Prabath Wedage was on his mobile phone constantly.<p>“I have not been off the phone for five minutes,” said Wedage, who has been trying to …

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6 Corporations That Control Your Perception | Think Tank

A Brief History of Government Control of the Mainstream Media (Evidence & Examples)

But Wait: How DOES The Media Tell You What To Think?