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Social networks and their positive effect on research and dissemination

Social networks and their positive effect on research and dissemination

One of the world’s first social networks was created in 1997 and was called SixDegrees . His name referred to the hypothesis formulated by sociologist Standley Milgram in 1967 and later verified by Professor Duncan Watts in 2001, which holds that every person on this planet is connected to another by a distance of no more than six known people. . Social networks can be defined […] … learn more→

How do social networks influence adolescents?

How do social networks influence adolescents?

Adolescence is a stage marked by the construction and consolidation of one’s identity and personality. During this period, the peer group and social relationships play a leading role. Hence, the incursion and massive expansion of social networks is of great importance in the development of adolescents. Classical authors like Erikson have already postulated that, throughout adolescence, we need […] … learn more→

5 new social networks you should use to reach out to students

5 new social networks you should use to reach out to students

New social networks emerge and grow complementing or substituting the existing ones. Not each one of them gets successful, but those going viral generate millions of dollars for their creators. Marketers, manufacturers, educators, and other service providers all tend to use these new tools to promote their products and services to the youth.  For example, […] … learn more→

With a little help from our ancient friends

Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests. The study’s findings describe elements of social network structures that may have been present early in human history, suggesting how our ancestors may have formed ties with […] … learn more→

Information technologies can foster freedom or reinforce repression

The media may portray text messaging and social networks as powerful new weapons for freedom fighters, but these new communication tools may not be as uniformly beneficial or as robust as suggested, according to Penn State researchers. People have used new information communication technologies, such as Twitter, Facebook and text messaging, both as tools for […] … learn more→