Image credit: Getty Images/Hero ImagesThat social media is not entirely good for us shouldn’t come as a great shock, but the received wisdom as to why may not tell the full story. What if the main problem with social media is not with data theft, fake news, trolling, or election interference, but a far more fundamental problem that can’t be fixed with software … [Read more...] about Have our brains just not evolved for social media?
Negative sides of social media
The Duke of Cambridge has accused the world’s technology giants of failing to protect children from the hate and bile of social media, as he warns they are out of their depth in tackling the negative side of their platforms. The Duke, who has spent months working with web companies to try to tackle cyberbullying, condemned the “defensive” attitude of social … [Read more...] about Prince William accuses social media giants of failing to protect children from ‘bile and hate’
Politics By KEVIN ROOSE and KEITH COLLINS OCT. 18, 2018 After President Trump’s popularity on social media helped propel him to an upset victory in 2016, Democrats vowed to catch up. Two years later, their efforts appear to be paying off. A New York Times analysis of data from the Facebook and Instagram accounts of hundreds of candidates in next … [Read more...] about Who’s Winning the Social Media Midterms?
In late August, messaging giant LINE launched its ownproprietary blockchain, the LINK chain, and its own cryptocurrency, the LINK token. While LINE is the first publicly traded company to have launched its own blockchain mainnet, it isn’t the first social media network to embrace cryptocurrencies. In this regard, it is joining the ranks ofKik, Kakao, Telegram, and … [Read more...] about Why social media payments and cryptocurrencies could be perfect partners
June 1, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly A new Pew Research Center survey report released on May 31 suggests that, among teenagers, the popularity of Facebook is dwindling in favor of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. According to the report, titled “Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018,” 51-percent of those polled use Facebook. However, … [Read more...] about Teen Social Media Use Shifting Away From Facebook: Survey