Newswise: Spending Time Online Can Boost Children’s Well-Being – Depending on Their Social Framework

Newswise: Spending Time Online Can Boost Children’s Well-Being – Depending on Their Social Framework . “The concern that media access may be harmful to children and adolescents has been a topic of public debate since long before the existence of the smartphone.This debate has picked up pace with the increased use of digital technology. The researcher Jean Twenge, for example, wrote a book in 2014 that would become very influential, in which she argued that smartphones contribute towards lowering the quality of life of adolescents. A new study indicates that this is incorrect.”

JSTOR Daily: How to Meme What You Say

JSTOR Daily: How to Meme What You Say . “In a socially distant world, online life for many people has become normal life. How we express ourselves on the internet has become more important as we lose the social signals of body language and facial expressions. Without handshakes, hugs, and in-person social rituals, such as public gatherings and assemblies, how do we socialize and bond with each other? How can we convey emotionally what our lives have become in this pandemic era without having to explain it all through painstakingly literal language?”

New York Times: The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online

New York Times: The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online. “I expected my first week of social distancing to feel, well, distant. But I’ve been more connected than ever. My inboxes are full of invitations to digital events — Zoom art classes, Skype book clubs, Periscope jam sessions. Strangers and subject-matter experts are sharing relevant and timely information about the virus on social media, and organizing ways to help struggling people and small businesses. On my feeds, trolls are few and far between, and misinformation is quickly being fact-checked.”

Social Media: Use of social media is taking place both online and offline

ScienceDaily: Use of social media is taking place both online and offline. “Social media has changed how people interact. However, social media use is neither static or specifically linked to certain platforms. Emerging technical capabilities, changes in lifestyle and time management as well as the increasing possibilities to engage in online and offline interaction simultaneously affect our use of social media.”

The Next Web: Here’s how we take back control over our digital identities

The Next Web: Here’s how we take back control over our digital identities. “While it’s unlikely social media companies expected to be a custodian of millions of individuals’ personal data when they first got started, after the recent revelations, it’s clear that’s what Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn do today. Consumers have been rushing to reset passwords, disconnect services from Facebook, even shut down their social media accounts. And Google+ no longer exists in its previous form. Amid the chaos looms a larger set of questions: what is our digital identity? Who is the custodian of that information? And what rights do we, as citizens of the digital globe, have?”

Motherboard: How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

Motherboard: How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked. “Hackers routinely target high profile victims like politicians or wealthy cryptocurrency investors. But you could become a target too. Maybe an abusive former partner wants to stalk you, or a run-of-the-mill cybercriminal wants to get into your bank account. If you think you have been targeted, or worse, hacked, how can you even tell if someone got hold of your account?”