Will you be happier in life if you have a big smile in your Facebook photo? According to Digital Trends, researchers at the University of Virginia found that “the intensity of smiles in Facebook profile pictures can accurately predict the well-being of undergraduates over the course of their college careers.” The study looks at how your Facebook persona impacts the you in real life.
Recent research from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), students Alexi Layton and Rochelle Richards looked at all New York Times front page stories from January and February 2013. Their findings? Only 19 percent (or 465 of 2,411) sources were female, according to coverage provided by Poynter. And in 2012 , women wrote 33% of all articles on new media, but contributed just 26% of all general interest articles.
In a turn of events not at all surprising to cat ladies everywhere, a ground-breaking issue of Animal Cognition reveals that despite cats’ seemingly “too cool for school” demeanor, they actually like us humans a lot. Or at least, they aren’t full of hate and murder like dog lovers love to claim.
In a turn of events that surprised no one, a new study from the University of Michigan shows that narcissists really, really like Facebook and Twitter. Seeing as these platforms are basically a megaphone for talking about yourself to a massive number of people… well, the word “duh” comes to mind.
The Office for National Statistics and Eurostat researched the number of people across Europe who use social networks, like Twitter and Facebook. The Netherlands are most active and make up 65 percent of all users and the UK is in second place with 57 percent of all European social network users.
What’s considered “young?” Anyone who falls in the age range of 16 to 34. <wipes brow> New research from ondevice showed that one in 10 people surveyed have been rejected for a job because of their social media presence. And, the majority (two-thirds) are not concerned that their use may harm future career prospects.
New research from Experian showed what we all probably were thinking, Americans spend a lot of time on their phones. Talking (26%), texting (20%) and social networking (16%) ranked as the top three activities people do from their phones. More about how Americans use their phones here: