I have seen already several of these categorizations of online persona of social media or technology users, but this one looks nice and recognizable. I haven’t read the book yet, as it is just released. From the press release: Academics have identified four distinct personas of social media user that teenagers describe as shaping how… Read More Meet the Geek, the Internet Celebrity, the Victim and the Lurker, aka teenagers online
#Fakenews is nothing new, despite some president claiming he invented it. But also because of that certain president there is a present surge of attention for the topic of ‘fake news’. This study by De Keersmaecker and Roets published in Intelligence adds some interesting insights on how people with lower cognitive abilities react to fake news… Read More New study shows: ‘Fake news’ = incorrect, but hard to correct.
I hadn’t heard this one before, according to this new paper a new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. The behavior: ‘digital self-harm’ or ‘self-trolling,’ where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry… Read More A new form of self-harm: cyberbullying yourself
I read a lot of different studies and press releases about studies and some end up on this blog. Yesterday I read one press release and when I than read the actual study, I ended up not writing a blog post but tweeting this: Press release head: "Johns Hopkins finds training exercise that boosts brain… Read More Sometimes you’d better don’t believe the press release
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A new study by researchers from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Illinois State University suggests that even in low amounts, interruptions to parent-child time caused by digital technology are associated with greater child behavior problems. About half of parents reported that technology interrupted time with their children three or more times… Read More Please look up? Is your tech behavior causing your child to misbehave?