Tag Archives: social media

How to Decrease Social Media Related Stress

As fun as social media can be, it can have some pretty harmful effects. It can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, FOMO-inducing, and depression-inducing. It makes you wonder why we even still have it. However, like all things, social media can still be enjoyed in moderation. If it’s giving you a hard time, then there are things you can do about it to make your experience more enjoyable. Here are some ways to decrease social media-related stress. (more…)

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Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels

Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research.

The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour and funded by the European Research Council, quantifies the impact of witchcraft labels, such as ‘zhu’ used in rural China, on communities including their influence on social life and how social networks are structured. (more…)

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Einwilligung als Fiktion

Studie zeigt geringes Wissen über Datenschutz bei Facebook auf

Die Einwilligung der Betroffenen gilt als wichtigster Ermächtigungsgrund zur Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten im Internet. In einer interdisziplinären Studie der Universität Wien wurde nun untersucht, ob Facebook-NutzerInnen tatsächlich “freiwillig, für den bestimmten Fall” und “in informierter Weise” in die verschiedenen Datenverarbeitungen einwilligen und entsprechend der rechtlichen Vorgaben auf ihre datenschutzrechtlichen Ansprüche verzichten. (more…)

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In the Age of Social Media, He’s a New Kind of Scientist

What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree.

“Think of it basically like a cheeseburger,” says Michael Johnson. He’s talking about the enzyme ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase. (more…)

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