Facebook language changes before a trip to the E.R.

Language people use on Facebook becomes more formal before they make a visit to the emergency room, according to new research.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook
March 13, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety emergency-medicine facebook hospitals language social-media

Job recruiters are wary of 3 things on social media

When you're searching for a job, it might be best to avoid certain kinds of posts on your social media accounts. New research investigates what job recruiters avoid.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State
Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: society-and-culture facebook internet jobs social-media

Are big tech monopolies ruining American capitalism?

Listen to this podcast to hear an economist explain how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are threatening capitalism.

U. Chicago
Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture business competition economics facebook google united-states

Facebook posts can predict 21 health problems

The words and phrases in our Facebook posts can indicate diseases and condition about as well as demographic information, research finds.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook
June 24, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine facebook language prediction social-media

Facebook gets more diversity into gene studies

"Historically, genetic studies were largely made up of people who lived near university medical centers." Genes for Good allows others to participate.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan
June 17, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine facebook genes race research social-media united-states

Lonely teens don’t all reach for social media

Facebook isn't always the go-to coping strategy of lonely teens, research in France shows.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State
June 6, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture emotions facebook france gender social-media teenagers

Older folks were most likely to share ‘fake news’ in 2016

Surprisingly few Americans shared "fake news" on Facebook during the 2016 election season, but some of us were more likely to do so than others.

James Devitt-NYU
Jan. 10, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections facebook internet journalism older-adults social-media

How much money would you charge to quit Facebook?

How do we value a free service like Facebook? New research gauges how much we'd charge to give it up for a year.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State
Dec. 26, 2018 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture facebook internet money social-media

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