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Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.

Facebook is not about stimulating Democracy

OPINION: Facebook is a social media outlet designed to make money on user traffic and attention--stimulating democracy is not part of the business model. But censoring freedom of speech, may well be.

Older people think social media is superficial

Some elderly opt out of social media because they think its social conventions are cold and self-centered. Others enjoy seeing pictures of grandchildren and chatting with friends on Facebook.

Teens are posting unhealthy food on Instagram

Only 22 percent of their pictures display fruits or vegetables.

Women not very involved in politics on Facebook

Researchers has looked into what 20 million users like on Facebook. Its conclusion is that men are interested in politics, women in the environment. Young Norwegian women are among the least involved in civic affairs in the world.

Social media savvy for the service industries

How can “boring” products generate customer engagement on social media?

Your Facebook habits can be predicted by your grandmother’s phone use

Telephone culture from the 1950s can explain why and how we use Facebook and other modern social media today.

Does social media help us work smarter?

Social media was meant to help us work smarter. So far it has only given us additional work, according to new research.

Facebook debates are far too polite

We take care not to say anything controversial on Facebook because we don't know who might be watching.

How private social media use at work affects work performance

New research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) shows that the use of online social media for personal purposes during working hours can have a negative effect on work performance and the well-being of organisations.