Social networks

Social media helps users embrace differences

University of Missouri communication researchers have found that online social media gives users an outlet to embrace their differences and provide emotional support to others while deepening perceived relationships they feel they have with celebrities. [More…]

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Gender Differences in Internet Experience

The differences between how men and women use the Internet has become even more significant over the past 10 years. [More…]

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Weight Loss Can Be Contagious

According to a study in the journal Obesity, researchers found that obesity can be socially contagious, and that social networks play a significant role in weight loss, particularly team-based weight loss competitions. [More…]

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Can Social Networks Change Our Brain?

Scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust have found a direct link between the number of ‘Facebook friends’ a person has and the size of particular brain regions. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers at University College London (UCL) also showed that the more Facebook friends a person […]

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