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A new poll found 44% of Americans aged 18-27 have deleted the Facebook app this year https://t.co/uMnyJ80W0s pic.twitter.com/ZKVfA0XRbx — Motherboard (@motherboard) September 6, 2018 Many Americans have responded to Facebook’s ongoing privacy and disinformation controversies by reducing their usage of the social media platform. Others have responded by deleting theContinue Reading

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/21/17370066/facebook-addiction-support-groups-rehab-patient-brokering Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were people who understood her struggle to care for a son addicted to drugs, and they were there to support her, any time of theContinue Reading

Screen time could hamper our ability to read emotions: study. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw-8rmkDY http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/screen-time-could-hamper-ability-to-read-facial-emotions-study/8987512 A new study has found that people who spend the most time browsing social media, especially Facebook, showed some traits similar to those of the autism spectrum disorder, including an inability to read facial emotions. The study, byContinue Reading

The Guardian: Underpaid and overburdened: the life of a Facebook moderator. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqvTY_zQ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/25/facebook-moderator-underpaid-overburdened-extreme-content “There was literally nothing enjoyable about the job. You’d go into work at 9am every morning, turn on your computer and watch someone have their head cut off. Every day, every minute, that’s what you see. HeadsContinue Reading

The Independent: Female sex offenders are more common than you think, reveals study. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw0YWguDU http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/female-sex-offenders-more-common-gender-bias-statistics-rape-abuse-a7839361.html Published in Aggression and Violent Behaviour, the researchers stress that while they are in no way intending to minimise the impact of sexual violence perpetrated by men, that their results are vital when considering “stereotypesContinue Reading

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/31/facebookmoderators-develop-ptsd-exposed-worst-content-internet/ “When Facebook say that they’re hiring 3,000 moderators, I’d say two things,” she told an audience at the Hay Festival. “You’ve two billion members, one post a day – that’s two billion pieces of data. No good, having 3,000 moderators. “And secondly, I have a major ethical problem withContinue Reading

What Depression Actually Is, Because It’s More Than ‘Just Being Sad’ Depression is becoming addicted to anything that gives you purpose. Whether it’s being a perfectionist in academics or becoming a workaholic. It’s becoming the most involved in a group or organization because you need something to look forward to. It’sContinue Reading