Social Media Outlets Urged To Be More Accountable

Savvy web users have known the addictive popularity of reaction videos for quite some time, not always in the name of constructive causes, but in the wake of the Amanda Todd tragedy, the Fine Brothers decided to put this knowledge to good use by filming a reaction video of their own.

2016-10-24T11:46:11-08:00December 10th, 2012|Facebook, Media and News|

Ain’t That a Shame

And right on cue after that last post, here's another reason to be concerned about this recent trend of outing bad behaviour online, this time right here in Canada. Turns out some teens are mad at their teachers. Um, this is news? Apparently, yes.

2012-11-22T16:34:39-08:00November 22nd, 2012|Facebook, General, Media and News|

INFOGRAPHIC: The Psychology Of Facebook

Whether you've noticed it or not, Facebook has likely changed your brain. You get a rush of dopamine - that same chemical that kicks in when you're rewarded - when you see a notification. An interesting infographic from Best Masters in Psychology details the social network's effect on the brain.

2012-11-01T23:49:56-08:00November 1st, 2012|Newsfeed|

Collecting our thoughts

Since the death of Amanda Todd. I have been trying to sort out what this tectonic shift in public awareness and online youth culture is going to mean and how to best use this pivotal moment in time. After the shock, grief, initial outpouring of rage/counter-rage and media coverage how to be best move forward. While I am doing my best to stay abreast of the current research, I thought I would share with you a few articles I am reading.

2016-10-24T11:46:17-08:00October 23rd, 2012|General|

A Facebook Reprise

Since this could be the last blog post for the foreseeable future, I thought it might be a place to drop those smaller stories about Facebook that pop up now and again, stories which on their own are not quite deep enough for a full blog post, but might be interesting to readers presented as a kind of odds and ends thing.

2016-10-24T11:46:19-08:00October 12th, 2012|Facebook, Media and News|

Talking About Porn

In case anyone missed it, a letter from a father to his teenage son went pretty viral recently, and is worth a read. The backstory: while trying to fix his son's virus-ridden computer, a father noticed his son's browsing history on Chrome contained a lot of porn.

2012-10-09T14:26:43-08:00October 9th, 2012|General|