Tag Archives: social ties

Selfies in the Online and Offline Community

Mirror photos and arm length self-taken photos are our generation’s most common forms of self portraits, largely because technology and social media have become more accessible to the general population. We can create these “selfies” at almost any moment of the day through almost any devices—cellphone, laptop, tablets, etc. Furthermore, the technological affordances, which are […]

Is Facebook Depressing?

“Science proves Facebook is a major downer”, reads the title of a recent article posted on Salon.con. In this article, writer Tavis Riddle explains how a new scientific study indicates a correlation between Facebook usage and a negative affect. Essentially, Travis argues, online interaction is not as satisfying as “real” social contact, leading people to […]