"Bowling alone" - bowls might be encouraging TV dinners over family time.
Video: Look Up. It’s called social media, but how social is it?
That’s one trend you weren’t expecting. Could it really be?
Research shows that our need to document impairs our ability to remember.
Social media isn't so bad - Facebook page HONY facilitated an amazing story this week.
Will posting pictures of the bubs affect them later on in life?
Spending time with "real people" is more satisfactory than spending it on social media. Surprise.
If you were locked in a building, would you tweet or would you phone?
The culture of the selfie could be fuelling one big sexual competition.
Have you ever argued with a friend on Facebook? Blocked or deleted them after a virtual agreement? Well, it turns out that you're not alone. It's actually a thing! It's not surprising that relationships - whether with friends, family, lovers - have been ruined thanks to social media. According to a recent survey, 78% of people have reported increased rudeness online, and most have no qualms at all about forgetting their manners in the online sphere.
The media harps on about a generational shift in regards to same-sex marriage, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The opinions of young people seem to lack a general thinking through. They have an outlook that mimics the majority, judgments that don’t consider consequences, assessments based on the sentiment of the moment or on an excessive tolerance, and often a tendency to indifference.
Conferences around the world are urging parents and teachers to take a stronger line in young people's digital activities.
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”
Girls who spend a lot of time using multimedia seem to be less happy and socially comfortable than peers who spend less time on screens, a study from Stanford University suggests.
Intermedia, Rome, a partner of MercatorNet, has come up with a great Christmas idea -- to make December 25 a day on which everyone can enjoy the social media online without running into any kind of violence.
A marriage campaign launched by the US Catholic bishops takes a creative approach.