The internet is a wild place that’s given us many good things, and just as many not-so-good things. Whether you slot social media into either camp is entirely up to you. But one thing experts are starting to understand is how social media changes your brain. In the grand scheme of things, the virtual world is… Continue reading 7 Ways Social Media Changes Your Brain, According To Science
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Social Media’s Impact On Self-Esteem
Social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, anxiety, depression, narcissism and decreased social skills. As a Behavioral Scientist, I wonder what causes this paradox? The narratives we share and portray on social media are all positive and celebratory. It’s a hybridized digital version of “Keeping up with the Joneses”. Meaning for… Continue reading Social Media’s Impact On Self-Esteem
Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Self-Esteem—and How to Stop It
A year ago, logging on to Facebook felt like playing a game of emotional roulette. I had just finished graduate school and was hunting for a job in magazine journalism. I regularly opened Facebook to see eager, boastful (sometimes smug) posts from classmates who had been hired by large news outlets such as NPR, Business… Continue reading Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Self-Esteem—and How to Stop It
Why You Need a Social Media Strategy — and 6 Steps to Get Started
Social media can be your best friend if you know how to use it, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t. I have to admit that I’m not a digital native, and having so many channels to choose from scares me a bit. However, I think the best way to learn which channels… Continue reading Why You Need a Social Media Strategy — and 6 Steps to Get Started
Is Social Media Becoming Too Toxic?
The past month has seen celebrities wage war on ordinary people who dare stand up to them on social media, wielding their massive armies of followers like digital weapons of destruction. It has seen a growing number of journalists saying they plan to call it quits from Twitter as toxicity rises to a level even they can no longer stand amid… Continue reading Is Social Media Becoming Too Toxic?
11 Ways You’re Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful
It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little distractions that take away from the tasks that really matter. It’s important that you attach value to your time. How you use your time has… Continue reading 11 Ways You’re Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful
The Beginner’s Guide To Social Media Vocabulary
If you’re just starting to create a social media presence for your brand, there are a few key social media terms that will come in handy for setting your social media goals and measuring your overall success. The terms outlined below are broken down by the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You will… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide To Social Media Vocabulary
Should Social Media Ban Profanity And Name Calling?
One of the first lessons we learn as children is that the louder you scream and the bigger of a tantrum you throw, you more you get your way. Part of growing up and maturing into an adult and functioning member of society is learning how to use language and reasoning skills to communicate our… Continue reading Should Social Media Ban Profanity And Name Calling?
5 Social Media Tips to Help You Drive Sales
The evolution of social media and technology has completely reshaped marketing. Today, data is plentiful and insights are easy to gather, allowing social media savvy marketers to drive tremendous results. Social media allows you to build a loyal following and share your message in a unique way, resulting in generating sales and ultimately building a successful business.… Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips to Help You Drive Sales
How Much Social Media Is Too Much?
I noticed that I had sore thumbs, I was constantly refreshing my feeds and my wife actually grabbed my phone at breakfast and yelled at me for being on Twitter. Am I addicted to social media or just bored? According to Statista, daily social media usage of global Internet users amounted to 135 minutes in 2017 , up… Continue reading How Much Social Media Is Too Much?