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What your Instagram posts might reveal about experiencing depression

Whether you realize it or not, you leave a trail of clues about your mental health on social media. Emerging research suggests that words, characters, and even emoji can reveal information about people’s moods and mental well-being.  That might seem obvious when it comes to explicitly emotional posts, but information about mental health can be[…]

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The government wants Facebook to let you mass delete all your cringe teen posts

Have you always dreamed of deleting all your cringey, pre-18 social media history without having to check each post one by one?    SEE ALSO: Why using AI in policing decisions risks race and class bias The Conservative Party is here to serve you.  Under campaign pledges announced by UK Prime Minister Theresa May ahead[…]

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Instagram’s most-liked posts of 2016 utterly dominated by one person

In 2016, there was only one queen of Instagram. That’s singer Selena Gomez, who despite taking a 14-week break from social media this year, dominated the top five most-liked posts on the social media platform.  SEE ALSO: How Selena Gomez turned vulnerability into her greatest strength Her most-liked photo had 5.9 million likes and was[…]

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‘White Nonsense Roundup’ is here to take on racist Facebook posts

When another #AllLivesMatter post goes up, the White Nonsense Roundup steps in. SEE ALSO: Muslim man verbally harassed in Starbucks shares harrowing experience online After an increase of police violence toward black men that came to a head in July, Washington-based activists Terri Kompton and Layla Tromble realized they had to help out, even if[…]

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Why scientists think your social media posts can help prevent suicide

Take a moment to look at your emoji keyboard. Scroll through the angry face, ghost, stiletto, doughnut, flashlight and cigarette until you reach the hearts.  There it is: love. Amid the mundane and humorous, those vibrant, colorful little shapes can easily become a rapid-fire display of affection to a friend, parent or partner. But notice, too,[…]

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Why China fakes 488 million social media posts a year

China’s government fabricates about 488 million social media comments a year — nearly the same as one day of Twitter’s total global volume — in a massive effort to distract its citizens from bad news and sensitive political debates, according to a study. Three scholars led by Gary King, a political scientist at Harvard University[…]

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Here’s a Month-by-Month Look at the Most Engaging Brand Posts of 2015

Social media analytics company Unmetric has compiled a list called "Awesome Things Brands Did in 2015," which looks at social campaigns throughout the year that performed especially well in terms of engagement. Looking at the year’s biggest social successes shows “a continued trend for brands embracing content marketing—i.e., content that is meant to tell a story,[…]

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Boost Your Stamina: Making Your Facebook Posts Relevant [Infographic]

With all the different types of content available online, now, more than ever, you need to do whatever you can stand out from the crowd and gain positive results. So how do you do that on Facebook? This infographic outlines a few ways to improve your facebook performance. Social Media Today RSS