Research + News | Topic: Social Networking

Culture Associated With Social Media Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts

Researchers from the University of Plymouth discovered risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’. Read the article here.

Teens, College Students Favor Snapchat While Gen Z Spends Up To 11 Hours Per Day On Social

It may come as no surprise that Snapchat and Instagram have a solid lead over Facebook when it comes to the frequency that high school and college students use the social media channels, with young Snapchat users checking in at a rate of up to six times per day or more. Read the article here.

What Happens In An Internet Minute?

Some statistics from 2016 about how much we do online. View the stats here.

Top 10 Social Networks: How Many Users Are On Each?

A list of the world’s biggest social networks reveals three surprising insights. Read the article here.

Using Multiple Social Platforms Linked to Depression

Young adults who use multiple social media platforms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than peers who user fewer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. Read the full article here.

For Tweens, A Social Media Network All Their Own

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and many other social media sites are technically only open to people 13 and above, what is a tween to do? Read the article here.

Teens Use YouTube, Gmail More Than Social Networks

91% of US teen Internet users said they used YouTube. Read the research report here.

Parents Have No Clue About Teens’ Online Lives, Says Study

There is a gap between teenagers and parents over their understanding of family rules about being online, according to a new study by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Read the article here.

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.

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.