Earlier I posted a post about a study showing that limiting your smartphone use could benefit your mental wellbeing. This new study shows that taking a break from social media can also be a good idea once and a while. I wonder if that is always the case, e.g. it would mean some of my… Read More A study shows – again – how a social media break can improve mental health
This is an interesting new study by Dr. Julia Brailovskaia and her team, although some limitations are obvious. The researchers compared 3 groups to know how much less smartphone use per day is good for us. They compared: the effect of complete smartphone abstinence versus a reduction in time spent daily looking at the screen… Read More How much less smartphone use per day is good for us.
Michiel Walrave and colleagues published an interesting qualitative study in Frontiers on sharenting: Exploring Parents’ and Adolescents’ Sharenting Boundaries Through the Lens of Communication Privacy Management Theory (CPM): Specifically, CPM recognizes three general principles (i.e., “privacy ownership,” “privacy rules,” and “privacy turbulence”) to clarify the privacy-related choices individuals make when managing the disclosure of information… Read More Interesting new study: The Limits of Sharenting
This is a very interesting study by Amy Orben on how the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence. Do read on what the findings are, but first, read these important limitations: The study has multiple limitations that need to be considered. First, to interpret the parameters from our analyses as estimates of… Read More Impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence
Sometimes it’s a bit of a strange situation that you find a new piece of research by someone you know through someone you know. I found this umbrella review by Patti Valkenburg via Dan Willingham. It’s a small world indeed. What is this preprint about? Research into the impact of social media use (SMU) on… Read More Interesting preprint: Social Media Use and Well-Being: What we Know and What We Need to Know
A lot of people associate social media and cell phones with stress and other negative consequences for young people, although we’ve learned from earlier research that social media usage is often a symptom rather than a cause. But we’ve also seen that social media can actually help, this new study confirms this but adds the… Read More Cell phones and social media can also help teens cope with stressful events, but how?
This is the kind of research that always makes me feel a bit itchy. For the research, the scientists used machine learning to analyze over 7 million social media posts and were able to predict the academic success of Russian high school students with an accuracy of 94%. The model generates its predictions based on… Read More Show me your tweets and this computer tells you if you will succeed in school?
It’s something Paul Kirschner and I have written about before, and a new review study confirms: using electronic media while doing schoolwork negatively impacts learning. But even worse: any students believe they’re immune to any ill effects because they’re good multitaskers, which they’re not. From the press release: Scanning social media while listening to a… Read More New review on multitasking while learning: a big problem, but also an opportunity?
When people do research on social interactions on social media, what are they really trying to examine? And how do they do this? The latter quite often through self-reported measures ending up with claims about addiction to social media to answer the first question. This new satirical article by Satchell et al applies the same… Read More This scientific and at the same time satirical article is just great: Development of an Offline-Friend Addiction Questionnaire (O-FAQ): Are most people really social addicts?