Research + News | Topic: Social Communication
Apr 3, 2017
What Happens In An Internet Minute?
Some statistics from 2016 about how much we do online. View the stats here.
Dec 12, 2016
Instagram, Wattpad and YouNow Aren’t Just Apps – For Many Teens, They’re More Than That
Generation Z, the youngest wave of teens shaping the zeitgeist, is finding and building its own supportive, inclusive communities online — ones that stretch far beyond the cafeteria table. Read the article here.
Oct 12, 2016
Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence
Young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation, and adopting violent and antisocial behavior toward other students at age 13, new research indicates.
Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2016
Millennials Would Rather Delete Their Main Calling App Than Snapchat
Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they’d rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2016
It’s Good To Talk? Actually, No, I’ll Send You A Message, Say Mobile Phone Users
Almost one in three respondents in a major survey claimed they had not made any standard voice calls on their handsets in the last week. Read the article here.
Sep 1, 2016
Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens
For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Choi embedded with five high schoolers to chronicle their digital experiences. There’s twin sisters Lara and Sofia in Atherton, California; Ahmad in New Haven, Connecticut; Mira in San Francisco; and Ubakum in Houston. As with most teens, they’re elusive creatures. Read the full article here.
Sep 1, 2016
Facebook’s New Teens-Only App Lifestage Turns Bios into Video Profiles
“What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video?” asks Facebook’s 19-year-old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The answer is Lifestage, a standalone iOS app for people 21 and under, which Facebook is launching… Read the full article here.
Aug 30, 2016
Australian Teen on the Run Asks News Station to use Better Photo
Can you at least use a better picture?
An Australian teen on the run from police wasn’t pleased when she saw a local news station using an unflattering photo of her on social media. Read the full article here.
May 17, 2016
Parents’ Smartphones Harming Children’s Ability to Hold Conversation, Say Teachers
Parents’ immersion in smartphones has left some neglected children starting primary school unable to hold conversations, new research warns. Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2016
How Do I Police My Teen’s Online Life?
How do we balance the fine line between online monitoring and our teens’ growing independence? Read the article here.