Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.
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.
Linguistic analytic models found users who tweet about loneliness post significantly more frequently about mental health concerns, relationship problems, and insomnia.
Study reveals less than 9% of Americans shared links to fake news via social media during the 2016 presidential election. However, the behavior was disproportionately common in baby boomers, or those over the age of 65.
Contrary to popular belief, using social media sites like Facebook can actually help improve mental health in adults. Researchers found adults who use Facebook regularly are 63% less likely to experience psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, over time.
A new study shows an association between excessive social media use and impaired risky decision making, a common deficient in substance addiction.
The use of social media sites such as Facebook does not directly lead to an increased risk of depression. However, social media can trigger depression in users if they post passive content.
A new study reports women who make hateful remarks on social media are more likely to be judged more severely than men who make the same comments.
People have more control over how their emotions are influenced by others than previously thought. Researchers found people who wanted to stay calm when presented with upsetting stimuli remained unfazed by angry emotions expressed by others. However, when they wanted to feel angry, they were more highly influenced by others who were angry.
Stress can have an impact on how we utilize social media sites like Facebook. Those who use the social network to facilitate social support during times of stress are more susceptible to developing Facebook addiction disorder.
Researchers say memes may seem harmless, but they have the potential to spread damaging messages. A new study found memes that spread prejudiced messages are more likely to be believed if they are paired with endorsements from like-minded people.