Steak-umm brand tweets are well done and rare

New research explains the unlikely success of the Steak-umm Twitter account during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: social-media marketing twitter meat featured society-and-culture

Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media depression anxiety stress teens society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine

Only 6% without comorbidities? The truth about COVID deaths

A recent CDC report says only 6% of people who died from COVID-19 in 2019 didn't have any comorbidities. That doesn't mean what you'll read on social media.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 death united-states featured health-and-medicine

Tweets sheds light on COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’

Millions of tweets reveal some of the symptoms COVID-19 long-haulers, people who remain sick long after diagnosis, are facing.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet twitter mobile-devices health-and-medicine

‘Fawkes’ tool protects you from facial recognition online

A new software tool called Fawkes can "cloak" photos before you upload them to social media to prevent facial recognition algorithms from identifying you.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media facial-recognition society-and-culture photos

Social media users are more likely to believe bunk COVID facts

People who get most of their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, a new study shows.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet journalism society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Grief tweets about Mars rover sound very ‘human’

New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media robots death emotions science-and-technology society-and-culture

Photo tweaks could protect your privacy from algorithms

"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence internet privacy faces science-and-technology photos

Impulse to troll links overuse of Facebook and Snapchat

New research investigates the social rewards and personality traits that drive people's problematic use of Facebook and Snapchat.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media facebook personality society-and-culture

Opposition to HPV vaccine finds traction on Facebook

Facebook has allowed anti-vaxxers to gain a stronger voice against the HPV vaccine, a new study of 6,500 public posts finds.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media vaccines facebook health-and-medicine

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