2018/09/24: Perhaps the strongest legacy of Systrom and Krieger will be how Instagram changed global culture. It made non-artists feel creative, and let people give friends a window into their world, engendering empathy and friendship.
At the same time, a desperate lust for Likes led many people to manicure their online image while hiding their sorrows and vulnerabilities. Instagram became the premier venue for success theater, where people engender health-harming envy in others by showing off just their most glamorous moments. And when Instagram launched Stories to try to get users to share more than just their life highlights, it ended up normalizing the behavior of interrupting every special moment with their smartphone camera.
When she went to Egypt for vacation, Mona el-Mazbouh surely didn't expect to end up in prison. But after the 24-year-old Lebanese tourist posted a video in which she complained of sexual harassment-calling Egypt a lowly, dirty country and its citizens "pimps and prostitutes"-el-Mazbouh was arrested...
A look at why Snap's IPO raised so much money, despite the company losing hundreds of millions.
Many experts say digital life will continue to expand people's boundaries and opportunities. Yet nearly a third think that people's overall well-being will be
Today's teens are still bored, often incredibly so. They're just more likely to experience a new type of boredom: phone bored.
Facebook had some troubles in 2017, in more ways than one it turns out. The teen exodus of Facebook shows the platform has deeper issues. In 2018, Millennials are taking more frequent and more
General practitioner Rangan Chatterjee says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in children and their use of social media. "One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up in A&E," reports BBC. Dr. Chatterjee was going to put him on anti...
Young people, especially, are holed up indoors
As you were browsing psycnet.apa.org something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:
Online social interactions are no substitute for the real thing.
There has been a surge in pedestrian fatalities in the U.S.
Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer product evaluation laboratory, which opened in 1900 and continues today with the same mission: to improve the lives of consumers and their families through education and product evaluation.
Let me tell you how I read: I sit in my apartment with my back to shelves of lovely books, hundreds of carefully chosen books, and I fire up a web browser and go to archive.org, the Internet Archive, which, per its name, is a significant not-for-profit organization dedicated to archiving the world's knowledge, and I think of a word-say, the word "ornament"-and I search. At which point hundreds of ...
Don't be fooled by this terrible social media marketing advice.
Growing up is never easy - especially when your childish status updates are still online.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come."
Are online services for sending messages after death a first step towards immortality, or an unfair way of refusing to relinquish control even fr...