Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

Can’t stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers at Penn State and Jinan University who discovered that excessive use of social media for COVID-19 health information is related to both depression and secondary trauma.

“We found that social media use was rewarding up to a point, as it provided informational, emotional and peer support related to COVID-19 health topics,” said Bu Zhong, associate professor of journalism, Penn State. “However, excessive use of social media led to mental health issues. The results imply that taking a social media break may promote well-being during the pandemic, which is crucial to mitigating mental health harm inflicted by the pandemic.”

The study, which published online on Aug. 15 in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, included 320 participants living in urban districts of Wuhan, China. In February 2020, the team

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South Carolina football: Will Muschamp cursing video

The video looks just about like any other South Carolina’s video staff might produce.

It’s Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp calling for USC fans to stand up, maybe for a big moment, with a standard “Spurs Up” in the middle.

But there’s also the matter of the bit of swearing in the middle.

The video popped up on the feed of the Barstool South Carolina Twitter account a few hours before South Carolina’s opener against Tennessee. A school spokesman confirmed its validity to The State, saying it’s a nearly two-year-old outtake.

Muschamp has at times been known for his colorful language on the sidelines and occasionally in press conferences, though that makes him no different than nearly every other coach in the sport.

It is not clear how the video got out, but it’s reasonable to expect the staff never expected the outtake to see the light of day.

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Sarah Harding returns to social media after revealing cancer diagnosis



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Sarah Harding has returned to social media for the first time since revealing her cancer diagnosis.

The 38-year-old singer was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, but she appeared to be in good spirits in a new Snapchat post, in which she’s seen getting her hair dyed at home.

Sarah is dancing while The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sunday Morning’ plays in the background in the video clip.

The pop star – who first found fame as part of Girls Aloud – is also filmed laughing with her friend while she poses in a hairdresser’s gown.

Sarah posted the video a month after revealing she’s been diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer.

The singer confirmed via Twitter that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in 2020, and she was subsequently told that it’s already advanced to other parts of her body.

She wrote on the micro-blogging platform:

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Americans have little confidence in a “Free and Fair” 2020 Election and feel social media and other technologies are impeding the process

Misinformation on social media is seen as the main threat to democracy, and digital election scams abound, from robocalls to phishing emails to unwanted microtargeting

According to a September survey, 61% of Americans think the upcoming election will be either "Rigged" or "Free but not entirely fair". The main concern over election interference is misinformation on social media, a fear raised by 50% of the population.
According to a September survey, 61% of Americans think the upcoming election will be either “Rigged” or “Free but not entirely fair”. The main concern over election interference is misinformation on social media, a fear raised by 50% of the population.
According to a September survey, 61% of Americans think the upcoming election will be either “Rigged” or “Free but not entirely fair”. The main concern over election interference is misinformation on social media, a fear raised by 50% of the population.
According to a September survey, 55% of Americans say they either know or believe they've encountered an election-related scam with fake political news and robocalls ranked as the most common scam attempts.
According to a September survey, 55% of Americans say they either know or believe they’ve encountered an election-related scam with fake political news and robocalls ranked as the most common scam attempts.
According to a September survey, 55% of Americans say they either
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Social Media Reacts To Underwhelming Gameplay Videos

Doug Flutie Maximum Football 2020 hit Xbox One in bad shape.

The game isn’t stellar even when it is working order, but the glitches that were supposed to be cleared up in a Day 1 patch were still present in the Xbox One version when it arrived on September 25.

That was the advertised release date, so the game should have been ready to go, but like many titles, there were some bugs to clear up.

One of the most egregious took place at times when you tried to run a simple handoff.

A 10-minute clip of gameplay was posted on Operation Sports’ YouTube channel, and the comments were a fairly accurate microcosm of the thoughts most fans had as they saw the game in action.

Marc Rader commented:

“Tried to get a refund from Microsoft… nope.

Live and learn.

Be a cold day in hell

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Molly Russell social media material ‘too difficult to look at’

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Molly Russell took her own life after looking at suicide and self harming content

Instagram has passed thousands of pages of “pretty dreadful” material from the account of Molly Russell to her family’s legal team, a court heard.

The 14-year-old killed herself in 2017 after viewing graphic images of self harm and suicide on the platform.

A pre-inquest hearing on Friday was told not all the material had been studied yet as it was too difficult for lawyers and police to look at for long.

A date for the inquest itself is yet to be set.

The inquest will look at how algorithms used by social media giants to keep users on the platform may have contributed to her death.

Oliver Sanders QC told Barnet’s Coroner’s Court how Instagram’s parent company Facebook had recently released a “significant volume” of material relating to the case.

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Turks fear new law to muzzle social media giants



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When a team of 20 police officers demanded to search journalist Oktay Candemir’s flat earlier this month, he feared the worst: members of the Turkish media who are critical of the government are often arrested on spurious terrorism charges, and he has been in trouble several times before.

Instead, one of the officers pulled out a phone to remind Candemir of a jokey tweet he had sent a few days earlier, mocking a spate of new television shows about Ottoman sultans. “I was arrested under article 130, for insulting the memory of a dead person. They told me I was defaming the Ottoman sultans.”

After a night at the local police station in Van, Candemir was released on bail. He could now face two years in prison.

Candemir’s story is a particularly bizarre example of the capricious and heavy-handed ways Turkish law

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Social media and COVID shaming: Fighting a toxic combination

“If they would have known him, they would have loved him like everybody else did,” says Tina Heschel, mother of the 37-year-old Rose. She says she’s “tired of all the hate.”

“I just want him to rest,” she says.

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Is Your Social Media Content Attracting Leads? 4 Ways to Bolster Your Strategy

You may think your followers want one type of content when really they want another. 

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Digital marketers often identify social media as one of the best forms of content marketing, but it can often feel like we’re just going through the motions. If the social media content isn’t attracting leads, what good is it? It’s likely you just need a quick boost in strategy to make sure your content is appealing to your target audience and getting inbound requests and messages. 

In fact, 90 percent of social media users have used the platform to communicate directly with a business before. So if none of your customers or followers are reaching out to you,

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Ryan Garcia Is Dominating In The Ring And On Social Media

Ryan Garcia is a professional boxer with an undefeated record of 20-0. He has held the WBC Silver Lightweight Title since 2019. But Ryan is much more than a great boxer. He’s also a social media influencer, frequently collaborating with huge social media stars, like Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio. 

Garcia has over 7 million followers on Instagram, 2 million on TikTok, 500,00 on Twitter and another 500,000 on his new YouTube channel. 

He’s constantly creating content on every platform. It could be a dance for TikTok, a boxing challenge for his YouTube channel or a training video for Instagram. 

His strategy is working. He has the second largest social media

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