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What does social networking tell us about ourselves, what can psychology do to help us understand social networking?
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Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds

Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
People are more likely to give in to urge to tweet or check email than other cravings, say US researchers...
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Facebook Is Using You

Facebook Is Using You | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Whether you can obtain a job, credit or insurance can be based on your digital doppelgänger — and you may never know why you’ve been turned down.
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10 Ways Social Media is Transforming our Culture and World | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Ways Social Media is Transforming our Culture and World | Jeffbullas's Blog | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways I see us transforming as a culture, driven by the new social networks and social media and based on the possibilities now afforded to us by global connections and technology.
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Twitter: A Social Medium for the Anti-Social | Social Media Today

I’m not the most avid user of social media. It’s not the media part that turns me away – I’ve spent more than a decade of my life writing for various print and online publications. I understand the value of sharing information.
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How Luther went viral


IT IS a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a way to express their views, register their solidarity and co-ordinate their actions.
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Video: Sherry Turkle on why we expect more from technology and less from each other » mindswork

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The persona, the false self, and the social network: why it’s so difficult to have your best mate, your mother and your boss on Facebook. » mindswork

The persona, the false self, and the social network: why it’s so difficult to have your best mate, your mother and your boss on Facebook. » mindswork | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it

In my last blog I used the psychological concepts of the ego and the self as a way to describe and understand ways in which people might be interacting with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. There I described how the ego is a smaller part of the self and seeks recognition and validation through social networking in very much the same way it does in the other facets of our lives.

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Klout, Kred, Peer Index: The Year of Online Influence | Business 2 Community

Klout, Kred, Peer Index: The Year of Online Influence | Business 2 Community | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
If 2011 will be remembered for the irruption of Google+ onto the social media center stage, it could also be rightly defined as the year when online influence (RT @sinanaral: Klout, Kred, Peer Index: The Year of Online Influence
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5 Tools to Battle Social Media Content Overload

5 Tools to Battle Social Media Content Overload | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
These are my top 5 Tools that I use every day to battle social media overload.
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To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook - NYTimes.com

To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook - NYTimes.com | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Recognizing that Facebook was interfering with their lives offline, some students took steps to kick the habit.
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Study: Social networkers have more ethics problems at work

Study: Social networkers have more ethics problems at work | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Employees who are super active on social networking sites have a very different idea of what is appropriate workplace behavior than other workers, and run into on-the-job ethical violations more often, according to a new study published this week...
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Facebook’s ticker privacy scare, and what you should do about it | Naked Security

Facebook’s ticker privacy scare, and what you should do about it | Naked Security | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Facebook users are scaring each other over the new ticker, worried that privacy has been compromised.
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The State Of Social Media 2011: Social Is The New Normal | Fast Company

The State Of Social Media 2011: Social Is The New Normal | Fast Company | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
This post is one in a series introducing my new book, The End of Business as Usual.
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The Death of the Cyberflâneur

The Death of the Cyberflâneur | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Today’s Internet is a place for getting things done, pushing aside the cyberflâneur — the heir to the flâneur culture of 19th-century France.
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Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society - Telegraph

Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society - Telegraph | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Jonathan Franzen has launched a passionate defence of the printed book,
warning that our desire for the instant gratification of e-books is damaging
for society.
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Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education | Social Media Today

RT @ayeshahalam: Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education http://t.co/P0ESofyf...
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I'm all for sharing, but why the online obsession with revealing every detail of your life?

I'm all for sharing, but why the online obsession with revealing every detail of your life? | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Charlie Brooker: Facebook and Spotify automatically want to share my every waking action, so that I'm like a character in The Sims.
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carrozo — A quick thing about the @carrozo Twitter account.

A quick thing about the @carrozo Twitter account. “Why don’t you write a post about how your feelings of Twitter have changed of late so I can scroll right past it?” OK then, I will. I used to enjoy...
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The Growth Of Social Media (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Growth Of Social Media (INFOGRAPHIC) | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
It's true that Twitter and Facebook have seen stunning growth in the last few years. Similarly, daily deals sites that are social in nature have seen exponential growth.
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'Internet addiction' linked to brain differences - Health - CBC News

'Internet addiction' linked to brain differences - Health - CBC News | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The brains of internet-addicted teenagers may differ significantly from those of non-addicted teens, a small study suggests. (RT @jianghomeshi: A new study says internet addiction can lead to cognitive impairment.
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Facebook to Hit 1 Billion User Mark in August [STUDY]

Facebook to Hit 1 Billion User Mark in August [STUDY] | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Facebook will hit the 1 billion user mark in August, according to an analyst.
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Social Media Research

Social Media Research | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it

I am currently writing a book on "The Psychodynamics of Social Networking" you can help by "liking" this page.

 

This is currently a pilot project in which I hope to collect information about people's usage of social networking and social media.

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Drunk On The Social Media Kool-Aid

Drunk On The Social Media Kool-Aid | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
It's hard not to hit a like button and come across a Social Expert, Guru on Ninja. Even the discourse around the value of job descriptions like that has taken over the Social Media conversation over the years.
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AN EXPANDING PHENOMENON IN AMERICA — Social Networking: A Turning Point for the World | Le Mauricien

AN EXPANDING PHENOMENON IN AMERICA — Social Networking: A Turning Point for the World | Le Mauricien | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
AN EXPANDING PHENOMENON IN AMERICA — Social Networking: A Turning Point for the World http://t.co/AGaFjL5h...
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