In Asia, umbrellas are commonly used as a form of sun protection.
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In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
A screen shot of @Instagram’s social media feed.
What is the impact of Instagram's recent decision to remove its 'like' counter?
Rules against celebrity endorsements of medicines are there to protect consumers – it doesn't matter how many followers influencers have.
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury on their jacuzzi ‘date’.
Is 'social influencer' a real job? It's all about work-life balance.
Wellness ‘gurus’ like Belle Gibson (not pictured here) have changed the way we think about our own health.
Lifestyle gurus define themselves in opposition to experts — but can we really trust what they tell us?
The body plays a crucial role in Instagram influencers’ selfies.
A study of Instagram influencers has found most employ a highly sexualised aesthetic drawn from mainstream adult film. And many are subject to sexual harassment, ranging from aggressive comments to physical threats.
Documents show tobacco companies have marketed their products to young people.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
It is possible to limit your bombardment with images of bodies that feel way out of reach – so choose wisely who you follow.
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Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
Hannah Shaw (Kitten Lady), with Instagram influencer BriAnne Wills (@girlsandtheircats) at a marketing event in New York, Feb. 2018.
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Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
Social media celebrities have an almost collaborative connection to followers, but that can cause stress and anxiety.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how social media is changing society. Here are some of the most important.
Can an algorithm explain itself?
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A European Union law will require human-understandable explanations for algorithms' decisions. A team of researchers has found a way to provide that, even for complex calculations.
Esenna O'Neill’s dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.