Social Media


Angry social media posts are never a good idea
Craig Blewett | Jan 11 2017 | comment  
Here's how to keep them in check.

Post-truth tough potatoes
Peter Stockland | Nov 30 2016 | comment  
Will the imminent collapse of newspapers leave us at the mercy of 'Pravda truth'?

The seven deadly sins of social media
Heather Zeiger | Nov 21 2016 | comment  
Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.

Life in the new bubble democracy
Karl D. Stephan | Nov 16 2016 | comment  
Social media allows us to reinforce our prejudices and shut out disagreeable ideas

IT prof’s advice: quit social media
Michael Cook | Oct 31 2016 | comment  
A brilliant TED talk on how fragmented attention harms us

Is social media turning people into narcissists?
W. Keith Campbell | Oct 19 2016 | comment  
Social media is a tool for relationships but also for intense focus on the self.

Is social media messing with kids’ morals?
Blaire Morgan | Aug 5 2016 | comment  
Parents know that social media wreaks havoc on sleep and school work. But what about character?

The teenage brain on social media
Stuart Wolpert | Jun 3 2016 | comment  
Teenagers are definitely influenced by their online 'friends,' even if they barely know them.

The straight dope on the world’s greatest internet troll
Michael Cook | May 10 2016 | comment  
Ken M turns the humble comment into an art form

Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan
Ritesh Chugh | Apr 4 2016 | comment  
Tips for reclaiming your life and achieving balance.

Controlling trolls helps keep social media free
Denyse O'Leary | Feb 22 2016 | comment  
But there’s a risk in making trolls more important than we need to.

Social media can strengthen families
Denyse O'Leary | Feb 9 2016 | comment  
They can help people stay in touch better than any other device invented by human ingenuity. (For better or worse.)

Do you know who your teens meet on social media?
Denyse O'Leary | Feb 3 2016 | comment  
Maybe they don’t either. Maybe you should both find out.

Killed in Mexico’s drug wars: Honest reporting
Denyse O'Leary | Jan 16 2016 | comment  
When media are afraid to report the news, there’s another casualty: Informed decision-making and voting.

Yik Yak: Digital dorm room or cyberbullying?
Denyse O'Leary | Dec 8 2015 | comment  
Words on social media are stripped of voice and context.

Does new media make us value democracy less?
Denyse O'Leary | Oct 14 2015 | comment  
Maybe, and facing elections and upheavals around North America and Europe, it’s bad news.

Tweet this!: Twitter’s value is way down
Denyse O'Leary | Aug 11 2015 | comment  
Facebook, perhaps more human, is doing very well indeed.

The Internet makes sins public
Denyse O'Leary | Jul 29 2015 | comment  
In a way no previous medium easily could

Twitter is losing influence?
Denyse O'Leary | Jul 25 2015 | comment  
It’s not who is saying it; it’s who listens.

Math profs devastate social media “popularity”
Denyse O'Leary | Jul 18 2015 | comment  
Various studies have shown that teenagers consistently overestimate the amount of alcohol and drugs their friends consume.

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