Social media might stop us actually saying what we think. In news that will surprise probably no-one, American researchers have found that social media actually might be stunting our ability to say what we really think.
According to the team from The Pew Research Internet Project, Twitter and Facebook have the ability to foster a "spiral of silence", which describes when an individual is reluctant to voice their opinion on the basis that it may contradict the views of their online peers. The researchers surveyed 1,801 people for their project, picking a global topic for discussion that transcended politics, privacy and patriotism: Edward Snowden's revelations that the NSA have eyes everywhere. They found that people were less likely to discuss the Snowden case on social media in person – 86% were prepared to have a face-to-face conversation about it, but only 42% were willing to discuss it on social media.
But if an individual believed that people within their network were likely to agree with them, they'd be far more likely to post something. More Nude Celebrity Pictures Leak Amber Heard Kim Kardashian. 22 September 2014 Lauren Milligan MARY-KATE OLSEN, Amber Heard and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the latest group of celebrities to have private pictures of them leaked on the internet.
The stars - along with singers Rihanna and Avril Lavigne and actresses Leelee Sobieski, Kaley Cuoco, Vanessa Hudgens and Lake Bell - were named by hackers earlier this month on a list of more than 100 celebrities whose private accounts had been breached, allegedly via Apple's iCloud, although the pictures were only made public this weekend. Flare Ups, Meltdowns And Ooh What A Saucy Morsel: The Great British Bake Off Episode Four.
Lauren Bravo | Contributing Writer | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 The Debrief: This week, stuff gets very serious as the contestant take on the dessert round We’re four weeks in, one geek lighter and many pounds of buttercream weight heavier as we head into round four of The Great British Bake Off: Desserts.
After last year’s custard theft rocked the marquee, we’re primed for scandal in week four. Ello Ello, What's This New Social Network, Then? Sophie Wilkinson | News Editor | 2 days ago The Debrief: This new website is 'simple, beautiful and ad-free', or so it says.
We go inside its workings to see whether it's really the new Facebook... Fed up of Facebook, tutting at Twitter, irritated by Instagram? Well, Ello is meant to be the new social network. And people are joining in their droves? Unlike other social networking sites heaving with losers from school and distant older relatives, Ello has an air of exclusivity around it because you can only gain access via a passcode. Once you’re on, you’re lead to a site that tells you very little about how it works. READ MORE: We Need To Campaign Agaisnt Unlicensed Taxis, But #HomeSafeSelfies Aren't The Best Way To Go About It We might be tech-savvy, but without the traditional formats of social media we’ve become so used to (walls, timelines etc), we need arrows and stuff to help us get to know a place. The Girl With More Followers Than The Population of Singapore, Finland or Denmark.
Emma Gannon | Social Media Editor | 5 days ago The Debrief: Last night we went partying with Zoella - the girl who has a book deal, radio show and now Superdrug beauty range - all from videoing her life from her bedroom Last night was a big night for the YouTube community and Gleam Futures (who represent the world's biggest digital talent) - it was the launch party of Zoella's new beauty range in Superdrug, which goes on sale today.
The event was a rather intimate affair, considering that Zoella has SIX MILLION fans on YouTube and a few hundred people attended the event, including her family and old school friends. The hashtag #CongratulationsOn6MillionZoe which was globally trending for 24 hours yesterday. These fans give the #Directioners a run for their money. We're not even joking - there were a groups of teenagers camping outside of the event doors in central London, hoping to catch just a small glimpse of the YouTube star.
Police In Mumbai Have Banned Women From Taking Selfies In Public. Fiona Byrne | US Editor At Large | 2 days ago The Debrief: They say that it’s inappropriate for men and women to be that close in public Police in India are seriously cracking down on what they call morally questionable behaviour between the sexes, behaviour that can be as innocent as taking a selfie.
Over the past while, authorities arrested a pair of unmarried friends for riding on the same motorcycle and harassed a couple sitting together on the beach because it was unclear if they were husband and wife. Now, taking selfies has become the target of the so-called 'moral police', who say that it’s inappropriate for men and women to be that close, touching each other, for the sake of a photograph. A group of seven friends in their early twenties were accosted by police on the Dahisar Bridge, and the men taken to the police station where they were fined for touching their friends. Picture: Getty Share This.