oh, oh! Social networks may inflate self-esteem, reduce self-control Users of Facebook and other social networks should beware of allowing their self-esteem — boosted by “likes” or positive comments from close friends — to influence their behavior: It could reduce their self-control both on and offline, “The results suggest that greater social network use is […]
From the research we’ve seen for many years, the economic, social, personal and information value of the Web appears to be zero. It captures time and visual searching and clicks but nothing more substantial or useful. It does so by, apparently,although it has not been studied, triggering pretty automatic and reflexive parts of our brains […]
Identifying Influential and Susceptible Members of Social Networks June 21, 2012 A representative sample of 1.3 million Facebook users showed that: younger users are more susceptible than older users, men are more influential than women, women influence men more than they influence other women, and married individuals are the least susceptible to influence in the decision […]
Genius networks: Link to a more creative social circle by Zella King May 29, 2012 The greatest artists and scientists have been inspired by brilliant peers. Now technology can help you maximise creativity by fine-tuning your social circles…The social circles in which these artists and scientists moved seemed to foster the free-flowing ideas from which […]
Yes, there are social media Nazis. Linked In really needs to watch groups being started and taken over by sales people and online bullies like Tom Anderson, Managing Partner Anderson Analytics (OdinText). He cleverly calls himself “Text Analytics and New Media Research Champion” Yea, right!!
Email ‘vacations’ decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study.
Here is a lengthy set of stats from the recent Pew study. “Social Networkers Under A Microscope”