Social Media

Bowls or plates for family meals?
Joanna Roughton | May 17 2016 | comment  
"Bowling alone" - bowls might be encouraging TV dinners over family time.

“Smart phones, dumb people”
Tamara El-Rahi | May 5 2014 | comment  
Video: Look Up. It’s called social media, but how social is it?

Facebook losing its lustre for the young
Tamara El-Rahi | Jan 20 2014 | comment  
That’s one trend you weren’t expecting. Could it really be?

We take more photos, but we have fewer memories
Tamara El-Rahi | Dec 13 2013 | comment  
Research shows that our need to document impairs our ability to remember.

A social media save
Tamara El-Rahi | Nov 1 2013 | comment  
Social media isn't so bad - Facebook page HONY facilitated an amazing story this week.

Parents posting photos of their kids online - yes or no?
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 11 2013 | comment  
Will posting pictures of the bubs affect them later on in life?

Facebook makes you sad
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 19 2013 | comment  
Spending time with "real people" is more satisfactory than spending it on social media. Surprise.

Tweeting out for help
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 14 2013 | comment  
If you were locked in a building, would you tweet or would you phone?

The teenage selfie: harmless or harmful?
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 17 2013 | comment  
The culture of the selfie could be fuelling one big sexual competition.

Social media is making us ruder
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 12 2013 | comment  
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.

Generation Different-Wavelength-Altogether
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 8 2013 | comment  
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.

Feeling sad? Stalk yourself on Facebook
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 20 2013 | comment  

Parents urged to intervene in teens’ online life
William West | Nov 28 2012 | comment  
Conferences around the world are urging parents and teachers to take a stronger line in young people's digital activities.

A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 20 2012 | comment  
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.”

More time online = less happiness among girls
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 6 2012 | comment  
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.

A Christmas truce on the social media front
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 27 2011 | comment  
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.

How marriage is like baseball
Rome Reports | Oct 13 2011 | comment  
A marriage campaign launched by the US Catholic bishops takes a creative approach.
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