social media for research

If kids can’t socialize, who should parents blame? Simple: They should blame themselves. This is the argument advanced in It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd. Boyd—full disclosure, a friend of mine—has spent a decade interviewing hundreds of teens about their online lives.

What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them. “Teens aren’t addicted to social media. They’re addicted to each other,” Boyd says. “They’re not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they’ve moved it online.”

It’s true. As a teenager in the early ’80s I could roam pretty widely with my friends, as long as we were back by dark. But over the next three decades, the media began delivering a metronomic diet of horrifying but rare child-abduction stories, and parents shortened the leash on their kids. Politicians warned of incipient waves of youth wilding and superpredators (neither of which emerged). Municipalities crafted anti-loitering laws and curfews to keep young people from congregating alone. New neighborhoods had fewer public spaces. Crime rates plummeted, but moral panic soared. Meanwhile, increased competition to get into college meant well-off parents began heavily scheduling their kids’ after-school lives.

The result, Boyd discovered, is that today’s teens have neither the time nor the freedom to hang out. So their avid migration to social media is a rational response to a crazy situation. They’d rather socialize F2F, so long as it’s unstructured and away from grown-ups. “I don’t care where,” one told Boyd wistfully, “just not home.”
Activities for Different Energy Levels

I have been in a low-energy state so frequently lately that I feel like I’m accomplishing nothing and contributing nothing to my life or anyone else’s. To try to combat this, I made a list of things I like to do (or don’t hate doing) that can help me get through a day. The less time you waste trying to decide what to do with your time, the better, because that shit is so exhausting.

I felt like I’d share this in case anyone wants some ideas for when you feel totally overwhelmed, exhausted, bored, and frustrated. Here goes!

Low Energy

▪ Listen to audiobooks or podcasts
▪ Edit photos on apps like pixlr or instagram
▪ Look up and bookmark some recipes you’d like to make soon
▪ Play guitar, laying down if needed
▪ Research or plan out future volunteering
▪ Read about meditation from a book or article
▪ Research or plan out steps needed to do a future DIY or art project
▪ Do some light stretching while laying down or sitting
▪ Do some basic chair yoga or tai chi while following an instructional YouTube video
▪ Bookmark new resources for managing symptoms
▪ Make lists or draw diagrams of things you’re interested in
▪ Watch a Ted Talk or informative video
▪ Read using a kindle or book
▪ Scan through previously bookmarked resources
▪ Watch YouTube videos you’ve marked as “Watch Later" 


Medium Energy

▪ Build a model from a kit or printed paper template
▪ Socialize via text or online social media
▪ Research future volunteering opportunities or Return to Work programs
▪ Organize, rearrange, tidy up a section of your personal area 
▪ Make plans for later this week or next week
▪ Manage medication: call doctors, pharmacy. Refill your pill calendar.
▪ Install updates on your computer
▪ Take a long, hot shower. Use nice soap.
▪ Filing: sort your papers into their folders.
▪ Spend some time with a pet, cuddle.

High Energy

▪ Socialize in-person
▪ Learn something new: languages, coding, coping techniques, art, new music, DIY projects.
▪ Cook something healthy for today or for the week.
▪ Creative projects: start one and do your best to finish it.
▪ Plan something and execute it, no matter how small. Bonus points if there is a tangible proof of accomplishment like a model or painting or a song you learned.
▪ Go walk around the mall or Target. Doesn’t matter where, you don’t have to buy anything, just get out of the house and walk a little.

hobbies

aries ~ high impact activity and sports… the more thrill the better… wake boarding, driving fast, contact sport, martial arts… also hiking and paintball, sex

taurus ~ playing instruments… crafts and designing, baking and culinary, makeup and beauty blogging, horticulture, floristry,  harvesting, spending, yoga, massage, pampering

gemini ~ reading, studying (self directed or courses), blogging, puzzles, slicking around the city, journal writing, learning, swimming, literature, comedy nights

cancer ~ baking and culinary, harvesting, music, creating scents, scrapbooking, photo editing, journal writing, antiques, embroidery, decorating, interior designing, real estate, animals

leo ~ arts, makeup design, high velocity/impact sports, equestrian, rollerskating, fashion design, sun salutation, animals, coaching, animals, pampering, spa and salon  

virgo ~ yoga, nutrition, puzzles, embroidery, poker, chess, sudoku, precision activities like darts, calligraphy, pool, or repair work. technology, mental challenges, nail art, hairdressing

libra ~ design, dance, legal studies, massage, painting, interior decorating, literature, psychology, crime and justice study, fashion, social justice issues, social media

scorpio ~ competitive challenges with others or with self, research, psychoanalysis, criminology, martial arts, pilates, conspiracies, documentaries, reading

sagittarius ~ anything outdoors and active - beach, disneyland, wild forest hiking, surfing, skiing, learning, comedy, archery, animals, theology, overseas travel, cultural events, gambling, guitar, festivals

capricorn ~ strategic games, rock climbing, hiking, massage, biographies, politics, social issues, poker, history, sculpture, museums, developing skills, music

aquarius ~ thinking, space, conspiracies, technology, aliens, politics, bike riding, swimming, astrology, science, aviation, sailing, learning, chemistry, lsd, festivals

pisces ~ books, theatre and plays, music, spiritual indulgence, daydreaming, meditation, sailing and beach, shopping, creative expression, embroidery, interior design, furniture collection, visiting grandparents

-C.

also like, there were Instagram updates during Noora’s hiatus as well – Jonas posted a picture on Instagram a day before Noora’s break ended, Chris posted pictures before the break ended. honestlyyyyy!

We’re taking questions about social media & mental health

As researchers and advocacy groups examine the impact of social media usage on mental health, they are discovering both positives and negatives. While social media fosters community and allows people to connect in ways that are possible only because of the Internet, social media can also come with risks– bullying, harassment, and language of hate. This Tumblr Issue Time discussion brings together panelists from media, advocacy, and healthcare to discuss the relationship between social media and mental health, explore the positive effects it has on community, and examine solutions for how you might mitigate or address some of the negative risks. 

Our panelists will answer your questions in an Issue Time right here on @postitforward on Tuesday, May 30th. Ask anything you’d like. 

The Ask box is open now!

You can read more about our panelists after the jump,

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In a situation where the ruling minority asserts, falsely, that it represents the desires of the majority, what can politicians and citizens do to ensure that the true majority sentiment is represented?

Most critically, the majority position must consistently broadcast that theirs is the more popular view. The key factor driving unpopular norms is the misperception of public opinion. Wherever possible, reliable data on the true majority sentiment should be brought to the table and emphasized relentlessly.

Journalists have a role to play in making sure that false impressions of the public’s political views do not take root. Since the election, a view has emerged of Donald Trump as a clever and evasive politician who is able to upend existing policies and standards of decorum without consequence. But this narrative is false. Trump has taken a significant hit in the polls for pursuing an unpopular agenda.
10 things to do the summer before college

Soooo this is Part 1 of my Post of the Week series, and it won by just three votes. The new poll can be found here, please vote for your choices!

10 Things to do the summer before college:

1. Pay the enrollment/housing deposit. This might seem obvious, but the number of people who’ve lost out on guaranteed residences because they didn’t pay the deposit on time is disheartening. (For most US colleges, this date is May 1, whereas it’s between April and June 1 for most Canadian university.)

2. Check if you are eligible for any transfer credits, and how they translate into your courses. Several colleges might already offer you transfer credits on your acceptance letters, but the number itself might be rather vague and it’s highly possible that not all your credits count towards your major. For this reason, contact the admissions counselor/registrar to check how much of your credit is actually usable before you make your life plans about graduating in three years.

3. If you’re undecided, make a list of the courses you’re potentially interested in and watch lectures from your university. These lectures might be available on 3rd party online platforms, or on the unversity website. Most departments will also be happy to share a few videos with you if you display interest, so be sure to explore that option. In some cases, online classes may actually result in more transferable credit.

4. If you’re an international student, this is a good time to start making a list of all the documents you need for your passport renewal/visa interview. Some of these documents (tax rebate statements, pension plans from the company, etc) might take several weeks to come. You don’t want to be scrambling around the night before the visa interview to actually have these with you.

5. Additional tip for international students: read up a little about your cultural background. I do not intend for you to become condescending and label every act cultural appropriation, but you being from another country is likely a cause of intrigue for most ‘home’ students, and you will be able to hold a more interesting conversation if you have certain interesting things to tell them about yourself.

6. Get an internship or some sort of professional exposure to the field you hope to major in. This experience might vary- for instance, a finance major would likely benefit from an internship at an investment bank, whereas a physics major might learn from guided research under a professor. So find out about what is generally expected of your major, what you enjoy doing, and some summer engagement in the overlapping area.

7. Create your resume. You will most likely be applying for jobs once you start college, and unless it’s a paper printing/dishwashing job (AKA, ones that don’t require much prior experience), they will ask for a resume. The career center will be more inclined to help you if you show up with some semblance of ambition, as opposed to slumping on their chair and demanding for some means to earn money.

8. Research the clubs/extra-curricular opportunities. Knowing about this helps you understand the general essence of the student life on campus, and gives you a general idea before hand about how and where you want to contribute. Ideally, look into three clubs that relate to your major, and 4 that are merely a hobby. If you have been admitted on the basis of your extra-curriculars, and are required to continue something specific in college, then plan your other activities around this central one. 

9. Research your future classmates/roommates. Don’t stalk them to the extent that you’re in a tree outside their house with binoculars, but a slight amount of social media research doesn’t hurt. 

10. READ THAT BOOK YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO/PICK UP A HOBBY/TRAVEL/EAT AT YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS MORE OFTEN/GO ON A ROAD TRIP/SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY. Please don’t get so caught up in future possibilities that you forget to live in the present. Take an absurd amount of pictures, make heartfelt promises to always keep in touch with your friends, dye your hair purple, and hug your parents a little tighter these last few months. This is the last vacation you can spend without stressing about the future, so enjoy it. I know you’re gonna be great.

HEY YOU!! JOIN THE JUI GROUP ON TWITTER?!

https://twitter.com/jui_group

We joined Twitter!! 

Ok, not THAT exciting but here is a way you can get updates on the group (and me, and Ally, and CAM and Jeff and Dave and Adam and asdealfdjalsdfjasg EVERYONE and EVERYTHING). Guaranteed shitty pictures of cool-ass reactions, links to articles, and general shenanigans (the Boss ok’d us not being 100% professional, it IS a student-run twitter, after all.). 

GO TO THE LINK. 

expose cbs

okay, last night in the tag, i noticed people (ie. @lickeyrogers-wong ) getting some weird ask about automated research of the bb19 tag. it looked half legit/half troll (especially with the bird picture infestation), so i went to check my own inbox and voila

so, being a tech nerd and familiar with HTML, i went to collect receipts and confirm if this ask was a troll or not and found this website within the traces of the code from the element source of the ask.

awkward. so i went to the website the links here sent me to, and basically found that this scorecard research is like a social media cookie scavenger that helps companies look through tags and stuff to collect data about people who post stuff about them and whatever else.

in another words, from my research (and i could be partially reaching), CBS or at least production has their social media team gathering fan opinion in the tag. is this a sign? you sip this tea and tell me

Activities for Different Energy Levels

I have been in a low-energy state so frequently lately that I feel like I’m accomplishing nothing and contributing nothing to my life or anyone else’s. To try to combat this, I made a list of things I like to do (or don’t hate doing) that can help me get through a day. The less time you waste trying to decide what to do with your time, the better, because that shit is so exhausting.

I felt like I’d share this in case anyone wants some ideas for when you feel totally overwhelmed, exhausted, bored, and frustrated. Here goes!

Low Energy

▪ Listen to audiobooks or podcasts
▪ Edit photos on apps like pixlr or instagram
▪ Look up and bookmark some recipes you’d like to make soon
▪ Play guitar, laying down if needed
▪ Research or plan out future volunteering
▪ Read about meditation from a book or article
▪ Research or plan out steps needed to do a future DIY or art project
▪ Do some light stretching while laying down or sitting
▪ Do some basic chair yoga or tai chi while following an instructional YouTube video
▪ Bookmark new resources for managing symptoms
▪ Make lists or draw diagrams of things you’re interested in
▪ Watch a Ted Talk or informative video
▪ Read using a kindle or book
▪ Scan through previously bookmarked resources
▪ Watch YouTube videos you’ve marked as “Watch Later" 


Medium Energy

▪ Build a model from a kit or printed paper template
▪ Socialize via text or online social media
▪ Research future volunteering opportunities or Return to Work programs
▪ Organize, rearrange, tidy up a section of your personal area 
▪ Make plans for later this week or next week
▪ Manage medication: call doctors, pharmacy. Refill your pill calendar.
▪ Install updates on your computer
▪ Take a long, hot shower. Use nice soap.
▪ Filing: sort your papers into their folders.
▪ Spend some time with a pet, cuddle.

High Energy

▪ Socialize in-person
▪ Learn something new: languages, coding, coping techniques, art, new music, DIY projects.
▪ Cook something healthy for today or for the week.
▪ Creative projects: start one and do your best to finish it.
▪ Plan something and execute it, no matter how small. Bonus points if there is a tangible proof of accomplishment like a model or painting or a song you learned.
▪ Go walk around the mall or Target. Doesn’t matter where, you don’t have to buy anything, just get out of the house and walk a little.

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10 ways to grow your social media followers

The competition to gain followers on social has never been fiercer as the majority of brands adopt social media as a fundamental part of their digital strategy. With social metrics used increasingly to gauge the value of a brand it’s vital that you have an active audience.


In our 10 Ways to Grow your Social Media Followers infographic we show you how posting quality content, identifying key influencers in your market and digging deep into your insights can get you those all important new followers and keep you current followers engaged.

Taylor Swift, Entering a New Era, Sticks to a Safe Space: Tumblr

For a megastar approaching the release of her latest blockbuster, Taylor Swift, the human, has been eerily quiet.

Yes, she’s put out four songs and two music videos from “Reputation,” her sixth album, out Friday, and her visage currently adorns a racecar and a promotional fleet of UPS trucks. But Ms. Swift hasn’t given an interview in 18 months, and she has performed in public only once this year, at a pre-Super Bowl event for a corporate partner. (She will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.)

Judging by the relatively reserved rollout for “Reputation,” it’s easy to assume that Ms. Swift is pulling a Beyoncé — communicating only strategically, if at all, and mostly letting the work speak for itself. That is, unless you know where to look.

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Not That Biased

Author: kpopfanfictrash

Pairing: You / JB / Jinyoung 

Rating: PG

Word Count: 2,210

Summary: You work at JYP as an analyst and are assigned to help a group of idols with their new collaboration song. Both Junior and JB are assigned to the project, which is very distracting since you bias Junior. All of this would be fine though - if only that Im Jaebeom weren’t such a pain in your ass.

Originally posted by jinyaung


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University 'blocks transgender research'
It was feared studying people who reversed gender reassignment surgery could be "politically incorrect".

Higher institutions are blocking research because they fear social media backlash from trans activists. If your activism is preventing research from happening, think very carefully about what that says about the core tenets of your beliefs. Wouldn’t you want as much research to be done related to your issue, so you can refine and develop your movement based on facts?

cherryskies13  asked:

I know me personally, I have a lot of friends over the internet and it makes me feel a lot less lonely when I talk to them (because I don't have many friends in real life and even they ignore me, blow me off, or third wheel me, so I normally feel alone and isolated). My parents say I would stop feeling isolated and alone if I spent less time with my friends online and more time trying to make friends in real life. What are your thoughts?

It’s really important to remember that behind the username of your online friend is a real person! Hold on to that fact because it shows that these people with qualities that you look for in a friend can be anywhere. Use social media and the internet to research spaces where you can find people who are like you. At It Gets Better it’s really important for us to be constantly updating our Resource Center so young people can find places where they can get support. Be diligent about dedicating time to finding your people in person, you will be surprised by what you might find. You have friends in more places than you know!

amistillfeeling  asked:

B! B! RAE!

I knew someone was going to ask :P

  • who hogs the duvet: 
    RAVEN. She is a notorious blanket hog! She is actually the worst, especially if it’s cold. BB has threatened to buy a new blanket if she doesn’t learn to share. Now, he’ll force cuddle because at least this way, he still gets some covers. (Also, spooning <3)
  • who texts/rings to check how their day is going:
    Beast Boy. Raven is more likely to text, but BB will call. He loves hearing her voice, and, so help him if he hears something’s happened, her phone rings immediately. 
  • who’s the most creative when it comes to gifts:
    Raven. She is super meticulous about what to get him because she wants him to LOVE it. She spends a lot of time doing research (aka, asking Vic, snooping around his social media, etc).
  • who gets up first in the morning:
    Raven. She’s an early riser and often likes to meditate on the roof as the sun is rising. BB is a night owl and usually stays up late binging shows/movies/games.
  • who suggests new things in bed:
    Mostly Raven, but she does ask BB about his ideas. They need to both be comfortable with it, otherwise it’s a no go. 
  • who cries at movies:
    BB. Raven is way more composed with her emotions, for obvious reasons. However, there’s a certain movie about a certain dog she won’t name that had her come pretty damn close. 
  • who gives unprompted massages:
    Beast Boy; any excuse to touch her, and nine times out of ten, it leads to sex.
  • who fusses over the other when they’re sick
    They both do. Raven is way more subtle. Beast Boy will dote on her; make her soup, tea, get her her favourite book, etc. Raven merely gets super overprotective, as whenever BB gets sick, it’s usually from a super strong bug. So he’s literally almost dying. She doesn’t leave his side when he’s sleeping, and when he’s awake, everything is somehow there and ready for him. 
  • who gets jealous easiest:
    Both. Beast Boy and Raven both feel as if they are out of each other’s league, and are often easily intimidated by other potential love interests, especially if they happen to fall into their said ‘types’.
  • who has the most embarrassing taste in music:
    Beast Boy. He listens to every genre. Everything. Even the stupid stuff if it’s funny. Rae is a bit more particular. 
  • who collects something unusual:
    They both do. BB likes to collect some sort of memorbilia from every epic showdown the Titans have (even something as simple as a piece of concrete from the building Plasmus crashed). Raven will collect strange flowers/plants and dry them in books before framing them. 
  • who takes the longest to get ready:
    Beast Boy when they’re going out somewhere nice. If it’s for a fight/emergency, Raven takes longer. Leotards are not easy. 
  • who is the most tidy and organised:
    Raven. She’s not exactly a neat freak, but she likes organization because it makes finding things easier.
  • who gets most excited about the holidays:
    Beast Boy. He gets them couple costumes for Halloween every year, and one Christmas, when he was Santa, Raven dressed up as his little sexy helper. He hadn’t expected it and nearly fainted. 
  • who is the big spoon/little spoon:
    As mentioned in the cover hogging, BB is the big spoon because, otherwise, Raven will steal all the blankets. It never lasts if he’s the little spoon. 
  • who gets most competitive when playing games and/or sports:
    Surprisingly, Raven. She rage quits a lot. Sometimes, BB lets her win. It isn’t worth her feeling all down and glum for the rest of the night.
  • who starts the most arguments:
    Raven. Have you met her? She’s a bit of a grouch. She lightens up eventually, but I do feel like Rae would be argumentative with anyone she dated.  
  • who suggests that they buy a pet:
    BEAST BOY. Rae cannot even begin to explain the amount of times he’s given her the whole ‘it followed me home’ spiel. 
  • what couple traditions they have: No matter what, they always spend New Years together. Once a week, they have a game night and a show/movie binge night. Every Sunday, they go out for a nice breakfast.
  • what tv shows they watch together:
    GoT, most anime, anything sci-fi/magic related, Gordon Ramsey cooking shows.
  • what other couple they hang out with: Usually Rob/Star and Cy/whoever he’s dating at the time. 
  • how they spend time together as a couple: 
    They’ll go out for dinner and a movie, sometimes a trip to the park if it’s nice, and have a small picnic. When they’re at home, they’re perfectly comfortable in one another’s company. Whether it’s cuddling under the covers while watching horror movies, or Raven reading while BB catches up on comic books, they simply like being around one another. Eventually, they do some travelling. 
  • who made the first move:
    Raven. It was hard, but BB is pretty oblivious, so she definitely kisses him first. Plus, this is how it went down in the comics, too.
  • who brings flowers home:
    Beast Boy. He likes being a sappy romantic, and Rae won’t admit it, but she likes it, too.
  • who is the best cook:
    Probably Beast Boy. If it weren’t for him and Vic, that girl would be living off cup noodles. She burns everything she touches. BB can cook, even non vegetarian dishes. He’d just prefer not to handle the meat. His desserts are actually pretty delicious, though.