Above the Noise hosts Myles Bess and Shirin Ghaffary respond to viewer comments and discuss how social media affects their mood.
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Myles and Shirin recap the research on this topic and also discuss research that didn’t make it into the original video.
Sharing the Small Moments: Ephemeral Social Interaction on Snapchat
Children and Computers: New Technology — Old Concerns
Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience
Passive Facebook Use Undermines Affective Well-Being: Experimental and Longitudinal Evidence
Facebook Blues: How You Use the Site Can Make You Depressed, Say Researchers
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