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Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours - but now it seems it really is making us...

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Your (social media) votes matter

When Tim Weninger conducted two large-scale experiments on Reddit - otherwise known as "the front page of the internet" - back in 2014, the...

‘Hoaxy’ fact-checks fake news across social media

A new tool called Hoaxy lets you search for terms and articles, and shows you how claims spread on Twitter as well as efforts...

Using lots of social media accounts linked to anxiety

New research links the number of social media platforms a person uses with risk of depression and anxiety. The analysis, published in the journal Computers...

After terror attacks, Twitter users slam #StopIslam hashtag

The Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, sparked a massive global discussion on Twitter and other social media sites between those attacking and...

Depression more likely for social media addicts

The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new study finds. Scientists say the findings could guide...

People who obsessively check social media get less sleep

Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week often get less...

During a weather disaster, Twitter does what satellites can’t

Using a combination of data from Twitter, Flickr, and remote sensing can help responders identify hotspots in ways that satellite data alone cannot, according to a...

1 in 4 teens say friends sexually harass them online

  About one in four youth say they have been pressured by friends online to talk about sex when they didn’t want to. A new study of...

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