Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

Tim Elmore lists five rules of thumb for adults using social media. Read his blog post here.

Teenage Fears

Through their social media feeds, teens have access to a constant flow of news and information. Research suggests that this is taking a toll on them and increasing their anxiety. Read the article here.

‘They’re Amazingly Isolated’: Is Social Media Making NBA Players Miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blame. Read the article here.

Too Many Drivers On Social Media While Around Emergency First Responders

Distracted driving is putting emergency first responders at risk, according to a new study. Read the article here.

What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents

Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.

Teens Aren’t Socializing In The Real World, And That’s Making Them Super Lonely

A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly counterparts. Read the article here.

The State Of Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide On How Social Media Is Used Today

Social media is a constant river of change. Whether it’s the users, the platform, or the content being shared, it is evolving relentlessly. We’re steadily into 2019 and there are a lot of new trends hitting the surface and innovative ways users are utilizing social media. Read the article here.

‘Influencers’ On Social Media: A New Low In Marketing History?

What makes an effective influencer is “mass popularity and a continual personal narrative — where they party, who they date, where they shop. It’s all just part of the fantasy lifestyles that regular people want to live.” Read the rest of the article here.

Discover What Americans Are Watching, Reading, Playing, Buying And More

These Top 10 lists from Nielsen are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. View the lists here.

Will The #trashtag Challenge Really Get ‘Bored Teens’ Offline And Cleaning Up The Planet?

Oftentimes, news stories with the words “teenager” and “challenge” reveal some dangerous thing teens are daring each other to do, all for views online. This is not one of those stories. Read the article here.