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Research + News | Topic: Social Networking
Apr 15, 2020
Teens Are Addicted To Socializing, Not Screens
Screenagers in the time of coronavirus. Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2020
How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers
Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.
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.