An investigation is now underway after a social media prank that resulted in the suicide and death of an 11-year-old boy. Tysen Benz’s death leaves a dark mark on social media companies' suicide prevention efforts.
Binge on social media for over two hours and face the coldness of social media, says a new study by Brian A. Primack of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health. According to Primack, social media may not be forging the connections people initially thought, leading to a state of social isolation in young adults that use it excessively.
When you run more, chances are high that your friends will run more, too. A new global study revealed that running is socially contagious and can influence your peers in a social network.
Just two hours of social media use a day can double the risk of young adults feeling "socially isolated," according to a recent study.
Box office might be at record levels, but the film industry is going to sustain these levels, it has to learn to turn the booming millennial social media to its advantage. That’s what Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis conveyed this morning to CinemaCon attendees and exhibitors. Disney’s presentation isn’t until tonight, but Hollis kicked off a series of industry speeches this morning prior to STX’s session.
United Airlines’ travails this week are certainly a sign of the power of social media. But other news shows the stark limit of that power: Friday was the third anniversary of the horror that launched #BringBackOurGirls, but the girls still aren’t back. In April 2014, Boko Haram terrorists abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from the village...
When fashion meets social mediaJakarta PostThey know fashion, but historically, they do not understand what fashion means and what it does with clothing,” she explained. Claradevi continued to describe her observation of a growing misunderstanding among young people about social media. Because ...
The ongoing Marines United scandal, as well as emerging illicit photo sharing scandals in the Army and Navy, raise the question of whether social media helps or hurts the good order and discipline of the United States military. In past weeks, the vast amount of mounting evidence on the Marines United Facebook group page supplies ample evidence that the ability to post, share, notify, and freely distribute various forms of electronic media has been exceptionally damaging to the discipline of the...
Even if you’re embarrassed, it’s important to let people know that you’ve been hacked – and most importantly, set up your accounts and educate staff to avoid it happening again.
In response to the shooting, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday, “We have a lot more to do here.”