Social Media and the Cost of Caring
Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.
Why most Facebook users get more than they give
The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else
Social networking sites and our lives
How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.
Social Isolation and New Technology
How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.