Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

Snapchat: new frontier of social networks or social trap to flee?

Messages, images and videos that self-destruct almost immediately. No, it’s not something from the latest spy movie out at the cinema, but the mechanism behind the most popular social networks at the moment - at least among US teenagers. We are talking about Snapchat, the app that lets you send messages and content that self-destruct…
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Is Wikipedia the New Encyclopedia of Post-modern Times?

Wikipedia is “the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit” with more than 40,5 million articles (5.178.924 in English) in 293 languages (up to June, 21), ranking one of the 10 most visited websites on the Internet (62. 687. 899 users). Academics scorn it and recommend that students do not cite it, but at the same time…
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Social networks and depression: link shown with scientific research

Social networks and depression: an increase in unhappiness for young Americans Recent research by the University of Pittsburgh on the use of social networks by young Americans between 19 and 32 years old, gave scientific support to what until now has always been suspected. Excessive use of social networks can be addictive and cause depression…
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Digital Intoxication: When to Stop

What is Digital Intoxication? The moment has come to speak of the digital intoxication of our day. But what does this mean exactly? It primarily refers to an excessive use of the most common digital tools, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone, to the point of dependency. A frantic and imbalanced usage of these…
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