Tagged: social media

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Current Habits in Social Media

Yesterday, the Pew Research Center published a new report about teenagers and how they use social media. It can feel like these sorts of reports and the stories that follow can occur way too...

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A Smartphone-Less Week

Have you ever wanted to try going off the grid for a while, or even just wanted to see what happens if you didn’t have your phone on you, period? We’ve talked in the...

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Some Social Media Stats

It’s almost pointless to constantly discuss the effect that social media has on our interactions and communication without having the information to back it up. There are almost always surveys and polls released to...

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The Art and Harm of Subtweeting

The art of subtweeting isn’t a particularly difficult one. It involves posting something on social media (usually Twitter) that’s most likely negative, most likely about someone you know, but always indirect. No names are...

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YouTube, YouTubers, and Relationships

It’s difficult not to feel even a little jealous when scrolling through our numerous feeds, seeing people we know participating in adventurous activities and hanging out with other people, wishing we could do the...

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Social Media as a Resource

In the never-ending debate on the pros and cons of social media, particularly on mental health, we don’t seem to talk as much about how we can use social media as an outlet. While...

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Losing Sleep Over FOMO

Have you ever been in the library and checked your phone compulsively while slaving away on a final paper or cramming for a final exam? Are you checking to see what other people are...

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Do You Have A “Finsta”?

A lot of teens have a fake Instagram account, or “Finsta,” because they think it allows them more privacy than a real Instagram account. Finstas are usually more private and closed than accounts with...

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Facebook and Life Satisfaction

How many times have you logged onto Facebook this week? How many times today? More than once today? Most people in the U.S. would answer yes to all these questions. Using social media is...