How Social Media Changes Your Attention and Perception of Time

How much time do you spend browsing “status updates” or friends’ pictures on Facebook? According to a new study, it is likely more than you think Researchers have found that browsing the Internet or Facebook may distort our perception of time, with the latter having the biggest impact. Study authors Lazaros Gonidis and Dr. Dinkar Sharma, of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, recently reported their findings in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, access…

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Facebook and Twitter Are Old News to Young People

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When it comes to their social media preferences, U.S. teens are about as loyal as Brutus was to Caesar. Back in 2013, Facebook was still their social network of choice. In 2014, Instagram took the throne for a while before being replaced by Snapchat in 2016. Now, in the spring of 2018, Snapchat is the clear number 1 for teens in the United States, with 45 percent of the 6,000 teenagers polled for PiperJaffray’s bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey naming it their favorite social platform. 26 percent of the…

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Elon Musk deletes own, SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages after #deletefacebook

Elon Musk deletes own, SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages after #deletefacebook

Elon Musk just deleted the Facebook pages for his companies SpaceX and Tesla in the wake of backlash against the social media company this week. And it’s a really bad sign for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. SpaceX had over 2.6 million likes on Facebook before it was ordered taken down by the billionaire founder. Tesla had over 2.4 million likes. A Facebook page for Tesla Motors still appears to be active, though it’s unclear if it’s actually affiliated with the company. A personal page for Musk that looks unofficial is also live. And that might…

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The case against Facebook

The case against Facebook

Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy, this time over accusations that the firm Cambridge Analytica abused Facebook data to help Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. But this is a big deal fundamentally because of a larger and more fundamental problem: Facebook is bad. Lots of companies, to be clear, are built around products that are bad. Indeed, being bad is by no means an impediment to success in a capitalist economy. Cigarette companies, for years, made enormous profits off selling a highly addictive highly carcinogenic substance to…

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How Facebook Decides an Employee’s Salary

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• At Facebook, starting salaries for new hires and raises for employees are determined by a set formula.There’s not too much room for negotiation. • The reason, Janelle Gale, VP of HR at Facebook, told Business Insider, is because determining compensation based on employer-candidate negotiations simply rewards good negotiators. •At Facebook, you’re not necessarily getting hired for your good negotiation tactics. At Facebook, salary largely isn’t up for negotiation. “Compensation fairness  is a very, very important thing for us,” Facebook VP of HR Janelle Gale told Business Insider. “We spend a lot of time…

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