Instagram Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ for United States Users

Instagram is getting rid of its “like” feature … but don’t worry, this is just a trial run and it’s only going to affect some users in the United States. IG CEO Adam Mosseri made the announcement that’s sure to cause anxiety for some folks Friday at WIRED25 … explaining the platform will experiment with hiding likes for US-based accounts …

Instagram to Ban Filters Related to Cosmetic Surgery

Filters are part and parcel of the Instagram experience, but ones related to cosmetic surgery are gradually being removed from the platform. There was a time no more than 15 years ago that people believed those of us who divulged our personal details online deserved everything they had coming to them. Fast forward to today and now those of us …

This Is Your Brain Off Facebook and Psychology Health

Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. The world’s most common digital habit is not easy to break, even in a fit of moral outrage over the privacy risks and political divisions Facebook has created, or amid concerns about how the habit might affect emotional health. …

Facebook Groups as Therapy

It was Christopher’s therapist who suggested he look for help online. His wife had cheated on him, and he had been struggling since their divorce, but the $25 copays were adding up. His therapist proposed an online support group—free, discreet, available 24/7. So he went, naturally, to Facebook, where a search turned up multiple private groups for people dealing with …

Examples of How Media Can Manipulate the Truth

Examples of how media can use different techniques of deception, to trick you into seeing exactly what they wanted you to see. As you will discover, perspective really is everything! It all goes to show that a healthy dose of skepticism goes a long way, and getting your news from a wide range of different sources is your best bet …

Top 50 Social Media Quotes From Power Users

After reading these 50 social media quotes I felt both inspired and validated, and wanted you to have the same experience. Top 50 Social Media Quotes From Power Users: “1. Sean Gardner (@2morrowknight) “Social media is not just an activity; it is an investment of valuable time and resources. Surround yourself with people who not just support you and stay with you, but …

5 Ways to Live Away From Social Media

We’re always looking for the next best thing in life. Always focusing on what could be instead of what is. While it’s important to plan and think about what you want from life, we too often lose sight of what is happening right in front of us. We’re so worried about what other people might be doing and what our …

How Giving Up Social Media Can Let You Live Your Best Life

These days, it is not uncommon for people to have their faces practically glued to their phones for hours on end, repeatedly and aimlessly switching between a handful of social media apps for no particular reason. It is no wonder, therefore, that people are feeling more and more disconnected from their friends and loved ones, which, in turn, amplifies their …