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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: A Human Seismograph Measuring the World

Twitter: A Human Seismograph Measuring the World | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Twitter is quickly becoming the lens into all that moves us as individuals and also as a global society. Twitter has become a human seismograph, measuring and broadcasting the pulse of not just the Web, but also world and local events.
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Navigating the new multi-screen world: Insights show how consumers use different devices together - Google Mobile Ads Blog

Navigating the new multi-screen world: Insights show how consumers use different devices together - Google Mobile Ads Blog | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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Social Media: Do Facebook & Twitter Change the Face of Friendship?

Social Media: Do Facebook & Twitter Change the Face of Friendship? | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
How many of you spend your days regularly checking on your social media updates? As soon as you wake up? Before you turn off your bedside lamp at night?
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» Sandy Hook and Facebook: A Nation Grieves through Social Media - World of Psychology

» Sandy Hook and Facebook: A Nation Grieves through Social Media - World of Psychology | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
I learned of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School today as many of my fellow Americans did. Just through the door from a toddler gym class with my
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Facebook Builds Stronger Bonds Than Twitter, Study Says

Facebook Builds Stronger Bonds Than Twitter, Study Says | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
A recent study reveals Facebook's structure promotes stronger communication and friendships among online connections.
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Facebook nation — privacy loses to indifference - Washington Post (blog)

Facebook nation — privacy loses to indifference - Washington Post (blog) | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Deutsche WelleFacebook nation — privacy loses to indifferenceWashington Post (blog)Facebook Nation is the group of people who say they will move to Canada after the election but never do. We complain and complain and complain, but we never leave.

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Joel Cheuoua's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:34 PM

This ... is one of the most hillarious (and accurate) post I've read about Facebook lately.

 

Some of the money quotes:

 

"Quit Facebook? But where would I go to complain to my friends about what Facebook has just done to its privacy settings? Twitter?"


"You can’t even be brought to click a simple button to vote on the issue! You’ve taken more complicated steps to access pornography! But this button? Nope. Too far."

 

The truth is that Facebook culture is indeed that of hyper slacktivism and other passive/pleasurable activities. Inspiring people to take action and do something meaningful is incredibly hard. At Symbyoz we've got the scar tissues to prove it.

 

But Facebook is not a small startup anymore. They are uniquely positioned to influence the way people behave, and with these powers comes the responsibility to act like the adult/parent they should be, guiding and protecting the bratty children we can't help but still love because we've been there.

 

In a way, that's exactly what they started doing by removing the children the right to vote. That was exactly the right thing to do IMHO. 

 

As Robert Scoble would say: "This is a freaking company, not a communist experiment".

Anne Bosworth's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:35 AM

What say you, Facecrackers? Good article. I'm finding myself bored with Facebook. Must be like stages of grief or something. Last year I was angry because I'd seen several instances of Facebook drama that ruined marriages, families, and friendships. Acceptance? Perhaps, but honestly while we're all scrolling and trolling Facebook trying to fill some empty time or space in our lives, Mark Z is doing the same...responding to his enui by screwing with settings, rolling out new layouts, etc. #NoOneIsImmune.

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2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update

INTERNET TRENDS@ STANFORD – BASES12/3/2012Mary Meeker...
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The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.
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Friendship, Facebook-style

Friendship, Facebook-style | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: Are social networking sites promoting devalued, impermanent relationships?
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100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012

100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012 | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Here are 100 of the most fascinating social media statistics and figures from 2012 that can help you better understand Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus for the coming year.
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Twitter passes 200 million monthly active users; no longer a fad - Brian Solis

Twitter passes 200 million monthly active users; no longer a fad - Brian Solis | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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We are now a society of multi-taskers and multi-screeners - Brian Solis

We are now a society of multi-taskers and multi-screeners - Brian Solis | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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Psychology Of Social Networking |

Psychology Of Social Networking | | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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My own collection of psychological insights into social media.

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Gender Forum: Blogging the Pain:

Gender Forum: Blogging the Pain: | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
gender forum is an online, peer reviewed academic journal dedicated to the discussion of gender studies.
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What Parents Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Controls

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Controls | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Facebook changed its privacy settings on Wednesday and it's important to know what the new changes mean for users.
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Is Facebook Making You Lose Control?

Is Facebook Making You Lose Control? | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
A recent study joins the not-insignificant pile of research devoted to proving that Facebook makes you fat/dumb/lazy/crazy. But is the math any good?
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Great take on the research, which is also available linked to the article.

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The Quality of Offline and Online Friendships

The Quality of Offline and Online Friendships | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
How Information Technology is Changing Humanity Bit by Bit...
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