This week’s question would appear to answer itself: It is the rare person who emerges from an hour’s scrolling feeling healthy, rejuvenated, and better-prepared to take on the vicissitudes of the day. The general consensus among the terminally online would seem to be that the internet is a miserable place just barely made tolerable by the idiots and well-meaning naifs whose screw-ups at least provide something to ridicule. But is there a scientific basis for this generalized feeling? How has social media actually impacted mental health, per the research? For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts to find out.
Apple and Google have told the “free speech” social media app Parler that it must begin moderating its users content, following violence at the US Capitol this week. The app — a Twitter alternative popular among Donald Trump supporters and the far-right — has faced renewed scrutiny for its role in the planning of the attacks.
Marketing is not advertising. It’s not posting on social mediaor writing emails, and it surely isn’t spamming people’s inboxes on LinkedIn for days on end. Marketing involves many of these assets but it’s not a single act that makes marketing what it is. Marketing is a long-term strategy to win the affection and trust of your customers.
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Please brace yourself. According to a Saturday expose in the New York Times, some of your favorite social media influencers may not really be influencers at all.
Here’s a study that seems kind of surprising at first, but actually kind of makes sense seeing as how creeping on your friends and tweeting “F*** YOU” at politicians you don’t like never seemed like it would be all that healthy to begin with.