A Boston-based project is using predictive analysis technology to comb through social media posts in hopes of preventing suicide. The opt-in Durkheim Project combines search technology with predictive analysis to estimate the suicide risk of an individual based on what he or she is posting on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Already in collaboration with Facebook, the Durkheim Project is currently gathering social media data from participating active duty military members and veterans.
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Although a majority of young adults are members of at least one social networking site, peer reviewed research examining gender differences in social networking communication is sparse. This study examined gender differences in social networking, partic- ularly for Facebook use, among undergraduates. A survey was disUibuted to 268 college students who were primarily freshmen (76%), female (53.3%), Caucasian (76.5%) with a mean age of 19.10 years (SD = 2.4). Minutes they reported daily on the inter- net, social networking, and Facebook were 217.2 (SD = 198.36), 117.2, (SD = 131.7), and 106.8 (SD = 120.3), respectively. Most (94%) had Facebook accounts. For Facebook users, gender dif- ferences were examined and females were more likely than males to report spending more time on Facebook than intended (p < .0001); often losing sleep because of Facebook (p < .0001); feeling closer to Facebook friends than those seen daily (p < .0001); that Facebook pictures cause negative self body image (p < .05); that Facebook use sometimes causes stress (p < .05), and sometimes feeling addicted to Facebook (p < .001). This research is important to better understand effect of social networking use on emotional health and to leam ways to help young adults deal with Stressors that may accompany social networking use.
Twitter vs. Facebook: How Do They Compare? Huffington Post (blog) With Twitter quickly approaching a public offering, analysts are already comparing the IPO possibilities to that of rival social networking titan, Facebook.
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