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Research + News | Topic: Social Networking
Jan 3, 2020
TikTok’s Year in Review: How the App Transformed Social Networking in 2019
The rise of short video-app TikTok in 2019 is a sure sign that what defines a social network will be very different in 2020. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2019
The Dark Psychology Of Social Networks
Why it feels like everything is going haywire. Read the article here.
Oct 15, 2019
R/Teenagers: The Subreddit Where Teens Share Memes, Vent & Ask For Advice
r/teenagers is a subreddit created by teenagers for teenagers as a place to share memes, vent about school, and share about the experience of being a teen. Read the article here.
May 20, 2019
For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal
A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.
May 16, 2019
How Social Networks Are Recruiting Teenage Extremists
The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2019
Snapchat’s Place In The Social Matrix
In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” analyst Debra Aho Williamson talks about the underlying reasons internet users pick different social networks, and how Snapchat fits in, both in the US and around the world. Listen to the eMarketer podcast here.
Feb 19, 2018
Teens Post Online Content To Appear Interesting, Popular And Attractive
Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and links to post on Facebook and Instagram, according to a recent study from the University of California, Irvine. Read the article here.
Dec 19, 2017
Snapchat Is Still The Network Of Choice For U.S. Teens – And Instagram Is Facebook’s Best Shot At Catching Up
Snapchat still dominates among teenagers, a core demographic that represents the future wave of internet consumers and what they care about. Read the article here.
Sep 13, 2017
Culture Associated With Social Media Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts
Researchers from the University of Plymouth discovered risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’. Read the article here.
May 4, 2017
Teens, College Students Favor Snapchat While Gen Z Spends Up To 11 Hours Per Day On Social
It may come as no surprise that Snapchat and Instagram have a solid lead over Facebook when it comes to the frequency that high school and college students use the social media channels, with young Snapchat users checking in at a rate of up to six times per day or more. Read the article here.