social media addiction

  • Facebook Jul 19, 2019

    Instagram Expands Hiding ‘Likes' to Make You Happier

    Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has been running the test in Canada since May. Now, Facebook says the test has been expanded to Ireland, Italy, Japan,...

  • social media May 23, 2018

    How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

    Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us short-term, feel-good rewards, so we’ll use them...

  • social media Jan 8, 2018

    2 Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb Child Gadget Addiction

    Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or CalSTRS, said Monday in open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices...

  • social media May 31, 2014

    U.S. Warns China: We “Will Not Look the Other Way”

    The United States warned China on Saturday in unusually strong language to halt destabilizing actions in Asia, Reuters reported. Read More

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