Think twice before you cyberstalk—seeing someone online may make face-to-face interactions more stressful
They won’t express their thoughts to you in person, but they’ll shout it to their hundreds of Facebook friends and Twitter followers
The pressure to choose a public identity can be harmful for people who haven’t decided on a private one, but at the very least seeing that long list can make you feel less isolated
It’s all in the photos
Nearly three-quarters of American adults use social media, so quitting Facebook — committing “virtual identity suicide” — isn’t easy. So why are more people considering it?
Whether it’s the duckface smirk or the coyly suggestive close-up, selfies are a mainstay of Twitter and Instagram and have parents and psychologists wringing their hands over what they “mean.”
Experts say making your child a social media star can create problems in adolescence.
That little zing you get when someone “likes” your picture or sings your praises on Facebook? That’s the reward center in your brain getting a boost.
The more we use Facebook, the worse we feel.
Screening potential job applicants using their Facebook posts sounds like a good way to weed out irresponsible slackers. But drunken or stoned pictures may not tell the whole story.
The recent legal battle over allowing 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying of end-stage cystic fibrosis, to be included on the adult lung transplant list sheds light on the heartbreaking need for organ donors to meet the …
Yesterday, I asked Facebook to take down a fraudulent page. Within a few hours it was gone, just a shadowy image of a bandaged thumb where it used to be. Very effective. It’s highly likely I get better treatment from Facebook …
Social media is all about seeing and being seen, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquity and frequency of posts are fueling our vanity.