Social Media And Psychology

  • A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

    … might surprise you. Social media and critical thinking Here is a grand irony. In this modern day, we have the accumulated knowledge of the human race in the palm of our hand, and we use this device primarily to rant about politics or share cat pictures. Although we have the infinite opportunity to learn and consider opposing views, the level…

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  • Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof.

    … five-star reviews. But I bought the book and was pleasantly surprised that yes, it is a five-star book.” Isn’t that weird? The book had great reviews and he didn’t believe it? In fact, arguably the five-star reviews hurt my credibility. That, my friends, is the bizarre world of “social proof.” Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well … a bad…

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  • Mobile devices are detroying human conversation. Get over it.

    … sells ads, absorbs data time, sells power-ups for popular games. Do you think these economic forces will conspire to make the mobile device more addictive, or less addictive, in the future? We are just at the very beginning of the mobile era. In the near future, Facebook will be rolling out amazing new consumer applications for its Oculus technology…

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  • How Facebook changes our behavior

    … I always find it curious when people compare our social media presence with our REAL presence in the “real world.” What makes people think that Facebook is NOT the real world? Increasingly, we are beginning to see these lines blur. We create our personality on Facebook. But Facebook is also creating our personality. Facebook changes our…

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