Vaping and Instagram: A Content Analysis of e-Cigarette Posts Targeted at Young Adults
Vaping has skyrocketed over the past several years, particularly among 18–24-year-olds, and the effects can be negative. Social media has become a major channel for promoting vaping, and new research examines the characteristics of these promotional social media posts.
When People Compare Themselves to Their Social Media Friends, It Can Help or Hurt Their Feelings
Does social media use lead to greater life satisfaction or self-esteem? Does it lead to better moods? When does social media use lead to positive or negative emotional responses? This research explores the specific motives behind social media use in order to determine its actual effects.
Costs, Evidence, Context and Values: Journalists’ and Policy Experts’ Recommendations for U.S. Health Policy Coverage
Health care issues in the U.S. continue to increase, while trust in journalism continues to decrease. Despite these challenges, there is a unique opportunity for journalists to not only take back credibility and audience trust, but to impact overall public understanding of health policy and issues.
Language, Modality, and Mobile Media Use Experiences: Social Responses to Smartphone Cues in a Task-Oriented Context
The growing technological sophistication of smartphones has transformed them from merely communication devices to essential companions that we interact with throughout the day. This research examines the eﬀects of two social dimensions of smartphones –language and modality — on social responses to these devices.