Newswise: study shows overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression

Newswise: study shows overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression. “The amount of time teenagers spend on social networking sites has risen 62.5 percent since 2012 and continues to grow. Just last year, the average time teenagers spent on social media was estimated as 2.6 hours per day. Critics have claimed that more screen time is increasing depression and anxiety in teenagers. However, new research led by Sarah Coyne, a professor of family life at Brigham Young University, found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.”

The Daily Universe: BYU Law creates language database to help interpret Constitution

The Daily Universe: BYU Law creates language database to help interpret Constitution. BYU is Brigham Young University. “This database is called the Corpus of Founding Era American English, also known as COFEA. ‘Corpus’ refers to a collection of written texts on a particular subject. The corpus holds founding-era documents that can be used by legal professionals for free as a tool to make educated legal decisions.”

The Daily Universe: Fake news, propaganda spread quickly on social media

The Daily Universe: Fake news, propaganda spread quickly on social media. “As the Eagle Mountain and Pole Creek wildfires raged across Utah Valley in September, BYU YDigital Lab Managing Director Adam Durfee saw another destructive force raging across local news and social media: misinformation. ‘A very popular, trustworthy Utah news outlet published a story about the fires that was blatantly inaccurate,’ Durfee said. ‘And then a second story misrepresented the amount of fire containment, which gave people a very scary amount of security they shouldn’t have had.'”

Even Bike Racks Get Reviews on Google Maps

Google is (or was, I didn’t play) offering free Drive space if you would review things on Google Maps, upload pictures, etc. Who doesn’t want free Drive space? So students at Brigham Young University started reviewing bike racks. “[Elias] Flores joined in on the fun and wrote a review for the JKB bike rack. He gave the bike rack three stars and wrote, ‘Cool bike rack. Not as chill as the Talmage Building bike rack. TBBR has more chill.’… BYU marketing senior Preston Tiegs also wrote a review for the JKB bike rack. He wrote, ‘The second-best covered bicycle rack on campus. (The LSB has the best one).'”