For anyone who shared the post by a real teen on social media: read this post by danah boyd

I received the link a couple of times, Andrew Watts’ “A Teenager’s View on Social Media written by an actual teen.” I didn’t share it myself, danah boyd now explains why in this post I do share.  She is both harsh and correct. A first excerpt: Andrew’s depiction of his peers’ use of social media is… Read More For anyone who shared the post by a real teen on social media: read this post by danah boyd

People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of connections

With the Christmas-spirit surrounding me, an interesting study about charity and social media. Professor Kimberley Scharf analysed data from JustGiving.com and found a negative correlation between the size of a group and the amount of money given by each donor — with the average contribution by each person dropping by two pence for every extra connection someone… Read More People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of connections

How does technology affects mums? VIMN examined it in Australia

A recent joint project by Nickelodeon Kids & Family GPS, MultiChannel Network and BabyCenter sought to understand how technology and content have affected modern moms. This study, “Paranoid or Prepared?,” combines both qualitative and quantitative analysis of more than 1,500 respondents across Australia (source). Here are some key insights and takeaways from this project: Though moms… Read More How does technology affects mums? VIMN examined it in Australia

How do young people around the world think about the World Cup? (MTV research)

I admit, I really, really don’t like football (or soccer for the people who think I’m talking about another sport). So I’m really looking forward to the post-world cup era. Still some of you maybe are interested in this survey MTV commissioned of young people across eight of its key regions, including Australia, UK, France, Latin… Read More How do young people around the world think about the World Cup? (MTV research)