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Science Times - Why Our Screens Leave Us Hungry for More Nutritious Forms of Social Interaction

Why Our Screens Leave Us Hungry for More Nutritious Forms of Social Interaction

Fundamentally, social media dispenses with the nuance of dealing with a person in the flesh and all the signaling complexities of body language, vocal tone, and speed of utterance. The immediacy and anonymity of social media also remove the (healthy) challenges of paying attention, properly processing information, and responding with civility.
Social Media Addiction and Ways to Counter It

Reward Systems: Why Social Media Is So Addicting

Social media addiction has become more rampant these days especially with the quarantines and lockdowns when almost everyone is using their phones or gadgets. What can we do about it?

The Selfie That Goes Beyond Skin Deep

In our increasingly more narcissistic selfie culture, sometimes the right selfie can deliver a powerful message in an unparalleled way. One woman with skin cancer is trying to use social media to change this part of our American tanning habit by sharing a selfie of her face, blistered and scabbed from skin cancer treatments.

How An Instagram Picture Can Bring Hope, and A Pair of Shoes

TOMS Shoes is best known for their uniquely charitable "one for one" sales model; based on this model the company donates one pair of shoes to a needy child for each pair of shoes it sells. Now TOMS is making an even greater impact by leveraging the Instagram platform.
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