Using data from Twitter, researchers were able to determine specific events and locations within cities that were associated with different emotions. Train stations and transportation sites were associated with less joy and more disgust, while hotels and restaurants were linked to a greater expression of joy.
Adolescents' brains may become more sensitive when anticipating social rewards and punishments over time with increased social media usage. The findings reveal how social media usage could have important and long-standing consequences for brain development.
Researchers link photo sharing on social media with increased depression risks. Depression symptoms that required treatment more than doubled by the third wave of the COVID pandemic in those who routinely shared photos via social media.
Researchers discovered people with a specific variant of the oxytocin receptor gene OXTR follow more people on Instagram. However, there no evidence was found to suggest gene-environment interactions influence online sociability.