Well would you believe it? Donald Trump is right about Twitter

Rants, half-truths, fake news – that’s what many people might think is what appears on the Real Donald Trump Twitter page. Alternatively, many people believe that what Donald J. Trump writes on Twitter speaks for them; they identify with much of what he...

Does business use of social media do more harm than good?

You cannot move for advice on using social media. Almost everywhere you look these days someone (probably me) is sharing information about the power of social media, particularly for businesses – such as the Top 10 Social Media Tools. You can find case histories...

How credible are you on social media?

So, there you are, Tweeting away each day, saying what you want and getting loads of attention. But does anyone believe you? The chances are, much social media activity could be working against you, rather than for you. An interesting new study on social media...

Twitter reveals that the UK will vote to leave the EU

The majority of people Tweeting about the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU are going to vote “leave”. That’s the surprising finding in a study of more than 350,000 Tweets on the topic. Of course, you could easily dismiss...

Popular people do not get “unfriended” even if abusive

Your Facebook timeline is bound to have posts and comments from people saying negative, even potentially abusive things. Indeed, it seems that conflict is part of the everyday nature of social media networks like Facebook. So why don’t you “unfriend”...

Can social media cause post-traumatic stress?

Social media stress is not unknown. We all get a little concerned about things we see on social networks. Several studies have shown a series of psychological issues that can arise from using social networks. These range from simple matters such as envy and fear of...

Social media is full of echo chambers

Your social media activity doesn’t open up your eyes to the world. Rather, it seems that social networks make it more likely that our existing views and thoughts become entrenched and emphasised. It turns out that we tend to use social media groups where...

Is your social media audience truly representative?

Probably, you use social media for your business; most organisations have some kind of social media activity these days. However, are you using the data and information you glean from social media to shape your business? There is a real chance that this is a problem....
Call Graham Jones Graham Jones, Internet Psychologist

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