Instagram's redesign shifts toward shopping – here's how that can be harmful

Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.

Nazanin Andalibi, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

Setting up an online scam can be as simple as registering a domain name, signing up for an online payment account and copying and pasting product info from legitimate businesses.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

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How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
April 26, 2019 ~5 min

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Tweeting during TV might push you to buy stuff online

Watching TV while you share your thoughts on Twitter could make you less likely to resist ads and more likely to shop online.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~4 min

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Even online shopping fans want to save retail stores

"There's a sense that brick-and-mortar stores are part of the social fabric of our society."

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 15, 2018 ~7 min

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