How do virtual meetings affect women’s body image?

With all the virtual meetings people are attending during the pandemic, new research digs into whether seeing yourself on screen changes self-perception.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 5, 2021 ~7 min

COVID fear opens you up to misinformation

Fear about COVID-19 can make it harder for you to judge the accuracy of information, and even make you more likely to spread misinformation.

Shahreen Abedin-Texas • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~5 min

45% of adults over 65 lack account for COVID vaccine sign-up

Patient portals offer an easy way to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines as they become available. But many older adults have yet to set up an account.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Many people may stick with virtual mental health care

A new study suggests that more than half of people receiving mental health care will want to keep getting care virtually after the pandemic subsides.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

With tweaks, social media could boost creativity

Changing the algorithms social media companies use to suggest who to follow could inspire creativity and new perspectives, researchers say.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

First reviews can set products up for success or failure

The first review a product gets online can sway how many reviews it gets for the next few years as well as the tone of those reviews, researchers report.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

2 reasons fake COVID info is hard to fight

First, most people think they're better than others at spotting misinformation about COVID-19 on social media, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 11, 2020 ~5 min

When users trust Facebook, they use it more

Researchers have found strong correlation between the amount people trust Facebook and how much they use the social media platform.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

To protect research subjects, account for the internet

The ethics rules that protect subjects of field research are no match for the internet. A new essay calls for revising the rules to better protect people.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~8 min