Boing Boing: Bookmarket reveals marketing jargon and other BS on the current page

For a given value of useful, or perhaps just my mental health, from Boing Boing (warning, bad words): Bookmarket reveals marketing jargon and other BS on the current page. “Bullshit.js is a javascript bookmarklet that replaces all the managerial and marketing jargon and other buzzwords on the page with the word ‘bullshit.'”

Phys .org: Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out

Phys .org: Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out. “Millennials desperate to digitally disconnect are being hindered by the fear of missing out (FoMo), social influences and the increasing digitalisation of tourism services, new research reveals.”

The Next Web: Pinterest says AI reduced self-harm content on its platform by 88%

The Next Web: Pinterest says AI reduced self-harm content on its platform by 88%. “Yesterday, on international World Mental Health Day, Pinterest announced in a blogpost that for the past year, it’s been using machine learning techniques to identify and automatically hide content that displays, rationalizes, or encourages self-injury. Using this technology, the social networking company says it has achieved an 88 percent reduction in reports of self-harm content by users, and it’s now able to remove harmful content three times faster than ever before.”

Mashable: Facebook unveils new Messenger tools for World Mental Health Day

Mashable: Facebook unveils new Messenger tools for World Mental Health Day. “If only talking to friends about mental health was as easy as pushing a button. In honor of World Mental Health Day, Facebook has launched two new tools on Messenger created to do just that. Produced in consultation with the World Health Organization, the tools were designed to help facilitate difficult conversations concerning mental health.”

Hearing the Voice: Celebrating the launch of Understanding Voices

Hearing the Voice: Celebrating the launch of Understanding Voices. “Our website covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from what it is like to hear voices and what’s happening in the brain, through to the pros and cons of medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and peer support. It also explores practical techniques for managing distressing voices, information for families and friends, and sheds light on the links between voice-hearing and inner speech, trauma, creativity and spiritual or religious experience.”

Nieman Lab: College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed

Nieman Lab: College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed. “Threatening to leave Facebook, or talking about how you should spend less time on it, is common. Actually leaving is less common (though it is happening). If you do leave, it might be good for you…and you also might miss it: A study of 1,769 U.S. undergrads found that those who got off Facebook for a week consumed less news, experienced greater wellbeing…and, uh, valued Facebook 20 percent more highly, in monetary terms, than they had before they took their break.”

TechCrunch: Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide

TechCrunch: Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide. “Timed with World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around some difficult topics, including self-harm, suicide and eating disorder content after consulting with a series of experts on these topics. It’s also hiring a new Safety Policy Manager to advise on these areas going forward. This person will be specifically tasked with analyzing the impact of Facebook’s policies and its apps on people’s health and well-being, and will explore new ways to improve support for the Facebook community.”