The days of lashing out at someone with homophobic or racist remarks online then adding “just kidding” and pretending everything is fine are over. According to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and MTV, a most young people say the jokey disclaimer doesn’t make insults less offensive. Read More
Millennials are so lazy that they can’t even be bothered to sext anymore. According to a new study from MTV, fewer people in 14-to-24 age group are receiving explicit pictures compared to a few years ago. Of the 1,300 polled, 26 percent of them admitting to being involved in a form of sexting — a six percent drop since 2011. We’re guessing Snapchat had a little to do with that. Read More
In the future smartphones will likely replace at least one of our hands, but until then, we’re already doing a good job being attached to them. More than half of those surveyed in Britain discovered that they can’t sit and wait without clawing at the phone for amusement. Read More
Here’s a novel idea: Once you hit the pillow, turn off your phone. A new study (aren’t they all?) reveals that those spate of pre-slumber text messages are leading to a poor night’s sleep.
The Psychology of Popular Media Culture surveyed nearly 100 annoying college students about the quality of sleep and the average number of texts they send every day. Results showed that the more text messages sent, the worse off the night’s sleep is – probably due to all those tired fingers. Read More
Poor parents. It’s easier to decipher the Koran then to figure out what the words YOLO, ratchet and noob mean. A recently released survey said that 66 percent of parents polled admitted that they have no clue what their kids are writing on the Internet — and it’s leaving them baffled.
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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. Read More
Researchers have just proven that not only is Mean Girls the greatest movie of all time, but it’s also scientifically accurate.
As reported on Motherboard, a recent study called “Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics?” proves that—contrary to disturbingly popular belief—girls aren’t actually intimidated by math; they just think they should be. Thanks, society. Read More