University (Sept. Like the Internet in general, Facebook has it all, but in a convenient package all in one master home page. As well as the users, a point to which. Narcissism conjures up images of vanity in the public's eye, but interestingly these findings at least suggest how FB may be playing a role in offering an avenue for people to bolster flagging self-esteem through social connection, and acceptance within groups. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks ( Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2014) Here is the original study which manipulated the user experience of over 680,000 prospective Facebook. This column will change your life: do you own your gadgets - or do they own you? Here he looks at 'cyberpsychology' as but one focus area, and goes on to explore aspects of how lives are now shaped increasingly by technology, from children's interests and social communication to new areas such as virtural reality. The 2 major findings: (1) "Overall, frequent internet and social media users do not have higher levels of stress. Some may argue that since these have become just as much a part of daily life as water coolers and word processing programs, these cannot be painted as "addictive" so much as just another daily life tool in the world of the 21st Century. She also tried to orchestrate peace between Union and Confederate moms by forming a Mother's Friendship Day. (Michael Friedman, lmsw, HuffPost Health, ) Here is a reasoned, if somewhat skeptical, reaction to concerns over the "epidemic" of "Internet Addiction". A lot to consider! In 1909 several senators mocked the very idea of a Mothers Day holiday. The floral industry later came up with an idea to diversify sales by promoting the practice of wearing red or bright flowers in honor of living mothers, and white flowers for deceased moms. Search Option From Facebook is a Privacy Test ( The NY Times, ) As Facebook focuses on going mobile, so users can easily connect, share, etc., 24/7, some concerns are being voiced about individual privacy being sacrificed as FB seeks.
Facebook gifts gone - Barnes NobleAll to the good. While Facebook is without doubt the most voracious of 'designed to be addictive' destinations online/on-device, where 'engagement' is the name of their game, clearly other popular cute class schedule maker sites are equally concerned with capturing clicks and return visits (or never-leaving 'addicts. Here is a wonderfully insighful, still timely, and funny 6-minute (animated, digitalesque) video, highlighting several interesting points and counterpoints: Close My Facebook Account, Please. It has become a given. Not necessarily, says Larry Rosen and others.