This dataset contains questions about people’s opinions about Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, their willingness to talk about the revelations in various in-person and online settings, and their usage of various social media platforms.
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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.
Social Media Update 2013
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice