Recreational marijuana use was legalized in the state of Washington in 2012 and there are regulations about posting product promotion messages on social media, while direct advertising of marijuana on social media remains illegal. Under state regulations, marijuana companies can't advertise using language that promotes overconsumption, describes marijuana's curative or therapeutic benefits, or is designed to appeal to youths.
Social jet lag -- a syndrome related to the mismatch between the body's internal clock and the realities of our daily schedules -- has been tied to obesity and other health problems. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on Nov. 15 have found a clever way to measure social jet lag in people all over the country: by analyzing patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.
Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from around the world offer guidance to authorities to better manage the impacts of terror attacks by harnessing media communication.
Study explains how partisan groupings evolve to become extreme, ultimately resulting in the formation of 'echo chambers' in which political beliefs go unchallenged and increase in strength.
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. In the first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms, Melissa G. Hunt of the University of Pennsylvania shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
Social media echo chambers may reflect real-life conversations that are linked to the geographic locations of users, according to new research. The findings contradict the assumption that echo chambers -- discussions which only involve people with the same views -- are the result of online interactions alone. Conducted by City, University of London and published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study analyzed 33,889 Twitter posts from the Brexit referendum campaign period.
A new Journal of Economics & Management Strategy study investigates whether social media may be used as a source of information for recruiters to discriminate against job applicants.
STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer and download symbol with a prohibitive slash is the most effective way to stop music piracy.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas examined public opinions about Black Lives Matter, an activist movement founded in 2013 that has gained national attention in subsequent years.