The effect of Instagram, TikTok on psychological well-being
A flow state is achieved when people are so engrossed in an activity that little else seems to matter and will often continue the activity despite its negative consequences.
The challenge of keeping an audience engaged: how language shapes attention
Brands want consumers to watch their ads, leaders want employees to read their emails, and teachers want students to listen to their lectures—and I want you to go on reading TR.
Can you spot the bots? New research says not
"From political manipulation, to misinformation, to cyberbullying and cybercrime, the proliferation of deep learning-generated social media profiles has significant implications for society and democracy as a whole."
Dark personality traits make people susceptible to fake news
The stronger the "dark factor of personality" of the participants, i.e. the more pronounced their self-interest at the expense of others, the more they doubted there was a difference between scientific findings and mere opinions.
Sharing on social media makes us overconfident in our knowledge
Social media sharers believe that they are knowledgeable about the content they share, even if they have not read it or have only glanced at a headline.
'Alternative facts' are cons
Should journalists cover both sides of an argument when one side is advancing what experts widely regard as a falsehood?
Online parenting communities pulled closer to extreme groups spreading misinformation
Social media feeds the spread of misinformation, leaving social media platforms struggling under the deluge of new material that is posted every day.
Children exposed to a brand a minute
Wearable, automatic cameras provided an unprecedented view of a child's daily exposure to marketing, revealing they were bombarded with consumption messages in school, at home and in-store.
Computer model explains the spread of misinformation
It starts with a superspreader, and winds its way through a network of interactions, eventually leaving no one untouched. Those who have been exposed previously may only experience mild effects. No, it’s not COVID-19. It’s the contagious spread of misinformation and disinformation— misinformation that’s fully intended to deceive.
Facebook advertising can be targeted at a specific person
Personalization of online advertising based on our search history and preferences is not a new phenomenon. However, this new study highlights how ads can be personalized and sent to a specific person via the Facebook ad platform using just the user’s interests.
People only pay attention to new information when they want to
How often do you visit websites that you disagree with? If you watch MSNBC do you also tune into Fox News? If you subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald, do you also subscribe to the Australian? To the Daily Mail and the Guardian? How often do you really listen to the opinions of people that you don’t agree with?
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