psychology

Sep
12
Engaged Reading Digest: Adobe's Reddit error, impact editing and good news for good news

Engaged Reading Digest: Adobe's Reddit error, impact editing and good news for good news

Today's digital journalism digest: good news, new job roles and Reddit trolls
2 min read
Mar
20
Chat app groups can lead to more extreme views

Chat app groups can lead to more extreme views

We know how closed groups work — and that suggests that a shift to chat apps will only increase polarisation.
1 min read
Nov
18
Partisan satire and the mechanisms of unintentional misinformation

Partisan satire and the mechanisms of unintentional misinformation

The Washington Post has detailed the vicious circle between two different political groups that is breeding unintentional misinformation - and increasing polarisation
3 min read
Oct
29
Twitter to UnLike Likes?

Twitter to UnLike Likes?

Could Twitter be about to kill the Like? What impact would that have on the network?
2 min read
May
10
The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook

The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook

The attitude Mark Zuckerberg is displaying towards news suggests a deep ignorance of the true dynamics of news and its role in society.
2 min read
Sep
12
What causes Fake News to spread? People.

What causes Fake News to spread? People.

For all the panic, soul-searching and debate about the “fake news” phenomenon, there’s one basic truth I rarely see
1 min read
Jun
22
Social media and the annihilation of self

Social media and the annihilation of self

One of the cornerstones of much social media theory is that it enables a constructed self: we show off the
1 min read
Apr
28
ISIS recruits women via social media

ISIS recruits women via social media

ISIS recruits women via social media How ISIS uses social media to recruit women: “The moment you indicate any sort
1 min read
May
06

What does it mean to be creative?

Compelling exploration of how creative minds function: As psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who has interviewed creative people across various fields points
May
04

The celebrity, everyone's social media pseudo-friend

Interesting exploration of the pseudo-relationships with celebrities that social media enables: Spitzberg describes how a fan might respond to something