… in addition to sometimes being a trash fire, Twitter is also a place of vibrant activism,” he says. “It’s about being more conscious of why you’re using these things and how they’re making you feel. How do you enjoy [social media] and maximize that to make your life better?”
Those conflicting results, he explains, can be blamed on a cognitive bias called self-efficacy. He says, “When people have control over something they feel isn’t healthy, if they succeed at keeping off of it, they feel better about the outcomes,” regardless of how healthy that thing actually was.
…It might not make you any happier. A new study published in the journal Media Psychology found that abstaining from social media, even for as long as a month, had no noticeable impact on people’s reported levels of loneliness, life satisfaction, or general well-being.
In online communication, it is easy to see a future without the period at all. The warmth of un-ended sentences suggests an openness and willingness to maintain a never-ending conversation between friends. To use a period is to abruptly raise the flag of finality in a hitherto positive conversation. “It’…
But as text speak becomes a parallel language with its own norms and rules, every bit of punctuation can carry an additional weighty meaning. And on WhatsApp, text messaging, and Slack, the period’s function is changing.
…itial trauma is hard enough, and the healing journey for that is already a long and difficult road. But to then go on to be re-traumatized in the courtroom, and have her character and reputation humiliated and torn apart, is a whole other level of hell. It’s understandable that she wouldn’t want to put herself through another retraumatization by appealing the case. She just wants to have some peace, and focus on her healing. She’s already been through enough.”