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survey links social media use to segregation in young adults

referring to (CNN) One of the most deeply felt ironies of social media is that it is kind of a lie.
Story highlights 1,787 people 19 to 32 were asked about their social media habitsThe question is, what causes what?
The study, put together by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh , reveals that increased social media use is linked to higher levels of perceived social isolation.
There were some limitations, too: Participants self-reported their social media use, so responses were subject to memory and other biases.
We don’t need a study to know that, but new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals a deeper layer: For young people, social media might not even be that social at all.

Study links social media use to isolation in young adults

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as declared in The study, put together by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, reveals that increased social media use is linked to higher levels of perceived social isolation.
(CNN) – New research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that for young people, social media might not be that social after all.
There were some limitations, too: Participants self-reported their social media use, so responses were subject to memory and other biases.
The researchers asked 1,787 participants ages 19 to 32 about their social media habits and how they feel about their places in the world.
Now, the research presents us with a big, thorny question: Do people feel more isolated because of social media, or do people who feel isolated just tend to engage in social media more, perhaps, as the study suggests, as a form of connection?

as declared in The ministry will also provide tips to help protect consumers when they use social networks, helping them stay safe on social media sites.
(Bangkok Post file photo)The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry has released guidelines and a handbook for consumer and business protection in the context of safe social media use and cyberthreats.
Consumers should be able to enjoy social media without making themselves a target for criminals, said Gp Capt Somsak.
The guidelines recommend early introduction of what consumers and businesses should and shouldn’t do on social media networks to prevent them from breaking the law and to protect them from cyberrisks.
Gp Capt Somsak said Thais do not understand the appropriate use of social media and the Computer Crime Act.

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