Jesus died for our selfies
You know that friend who always seems to be traveling? His latest Facebook album somehow included photos from both Europe and national parks in the American West. His Instagram is littered with exotic selfies and beer-with-a-view shots — don’t even get us started on his Snapchats. He thinks he’s #blessed, but he’s more on the #basic side. We all have a handful of these, and we secretly want them off our feeds.
A study of social media habits conducted by research firm YouGov shows that social media bragging can lead to a loss of friends on social networks. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Americans would consider unfollowing or blocking someone who posts too many boastful vacation photos.
Since the news of their last one didn’t go over so well, good guy Facebook has decided to recruit and pay people who actually desire to participate in their upcoming study.
They’re handpicking volunteers for a three-month focus group they hope will help them improve their new Snapchat competitor, Slingshot. Selected individuals will devote Read More
After a long day in the content factory, there’s nothing better than plopping down on the couch and watch TV until we slip into a deep slumber. That sounds very relaxing, right? According to a new study, using media (i.e. playing video games, watching TV, etc.) to decompress might be doing more harm than good for some.
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A new study has discovered that in one in ten of all Craigslist ads for men-seeking-men, the men being sought aren’t necessarily gay.
The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, who are studying online hook-ups to address sexual health concerns. They specifically looked at the Read More
By 2017, we’re all going to be constantly watching porn until our eyeballs–among other things–fall out. A new study forecasts that within the next four years, 250 million people are going to be accessing porn on cell phones and tablets presumably until they pass out from exhaustion.
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That awkward moment when you’re in the middle of a fast-paced text conversation, and you go out on a limb asking to make plans with them and then they stop responding reduces us into a tear-ridden breakdown. Chances are you tell yourself they just got distracted for a sec, but it turns out they was using that time to craft a lie.
Blame your constant craving of likes, shares and comments on the thirsty section of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.
German scientists discovered that the appetite for improving your reputation on Facebook and how you use the social networking site is linked to a reward center in the brain — the same section that also craves more desirable things like booze, sex and financial gain.