Why we use Social Media
Two-thirds of online adults now use social media, and mainly to connect with family and friends. Few use these platforms to flirt or find new friends, a survey has found.
What's the Latest Development?
A telephone survey of 2277 adult Americans found that staying in touch with family members is a major factor across a range of social media users, but it’s especially important to women. Staying in touch with current friends and reconnecting with old friends is the main motivation for those under 50.
What's the Big Idea?
Finding potential dating partners is a minor element of the social media experience. Connecting with public figures online is relatively popular among Twitter users, as well as African Americans and Latinos. One in ten Twitter users (11%) say that reading comments by politicians, celebrities or athletes is a major reason they use online social networks.
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The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
- Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky.
- Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis.
- Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin).
Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.
- An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
- Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
- Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
Despite incredible economic growth, it is not necessarily an investor's paradise.
- China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time.
- Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor.
- Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.
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