Every other week, there’s a new report about what staring at a screen is doing to your brain. It’s hard to know what to trust, and that could be because scientists haven’t been measuring screen time correctly. Screen time is an all-encompassing term that could mean messaging friends, playing video games, or scrolling through Twitter. We hear that excessive … [Read more...] about The problem with studies saying phones are bad for you
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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?
Joey Comunale, a successful 26-year-old from Connecticut did what many young people do every weekend -- go clubbing in New York's hot Meatpacking District. Comunale ended the night at an after-party that seemed like any other ... but this time, he disappeared. Within hours of learning Joey Comunale was missing, his close friends went into overdrive scouring social … [Read more...] about What happened in apartment 4C? Friends of man missing in NYC use social media to track his final steps
Back in 2013, Justine Sacco was getting ready to visit her family in South Africa, and before she boarded her flight, she made an insensitive joke on Twitter: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” By the time her flight was over, she had become the world’s leading trending topic, with millions of people berating her for … [Read more...] about Social media mobs are worse for society than the people they shame
caption Tyler Alvarez (left) in season one of ‘American Vandal’ source Netflix Business Insider spoke to Tyler Alvarez, the 20-year-old actor who plays Peter Maldanado, the documentarian on “American Vandal.” Alvarez told us how being on “American Vandal” has made him rethink the way he uses social media. Alvarez, … [Read more...] about The star of Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ talks about becoming obsessed with true crime, and how the show changed the way he uses social media