Is Facebook Fast Food?

My previous post explored the “information gathering problem” for folks with mental health issues. People with anxiety issues often have to make a decision between staying informed and suffering the effects of a frightening news story. Especially this year, they’re not the only ones suffering from this problem. An October 2016 Politico article described a spike … More Is Facebook Fast Food?

Can people who suffer from anxiety disorders get their news on Facebook?

Despite the persistence of the stereotype of Americans as aggressively ignorant, soma-gobbling political neophytes who couldn’t name a supreme court justice with a lifetime supply of Carl’s Jr. on the line, a good number of us still aim to be civically-minded. A 2013 pew research study found that 48% of American adults directly took part in … More Can people who suffer from anxiety disorders get their news on Facebook?

The Comment Section

One of the largest communities in the online world exists in the comment section of blogs, YouTube videos, and Facebook posts. The comment section could be considered the place for advice and suggestions, or could be considered the place of war and battles. The community built in the comment section of social media is unique … More The Comment Section

The Aftermath

Where were you on Election Day? I was surrounded by a hundred of my classmates, all watching as multiple news sources in our campus center all said the same thing: Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. We were shocked, stunned, unable to say anything beyond words of disbelief. I saw multiple … More The Aftermath

Has Social Media made friendship easier?

Discussions about social media tend to buy into hyperboles about the supposedly fundamental ways it’s changed how we communicate. Some of these claims seem to have been borne out — like the claim that platforms like linkedin make professional networking easier — while some haven’t. It’s worth looking at social media’s claims to revolutionize the … More Has Social Media made friendship easier?

The Yearning for Online Conversation

Attention. Recognition. Interaction. These are things we look for when we use social media services online. When we observe our personal behavior in life and online, there are some similarities, but also many differences. Our presence online and our presence offline seem to have different personalities and that could be because of three words: attention, … More The Yearning for Online Conversation

The Power of Social Media in Politics #NotMyPresident

Social media has been a growing impact on people in the modern age. As access to mobile and other electronic devices grow, people are more connected worldwide through social media. With more access to such devices and with the growth of the internet, people are becoming more aware and are getting faster access to information. … More The Power of Social Media in Politics #NotMyPresident