A voter fills out his ballot at an early voting location in Massachusetts.
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The balance of US political power is at stake in the 2022 midterm elections. Voters have several ways to cast their ballots – and the majority of Americans are choosing one of them.
Research suggests that many people prefer ghosting rather than open and honest conversations that might lead to conflict and stress.
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With online use ever-increasing, so is the rise of ghosting – when friends decide to disappear into the social ether.
Millennials’ favourite 😂 is the latest casualty of gen z’s emoji snobbery.
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
The human race is far more diverse than emoji currently represents.
Emoji may be becoming more inclusive, but greater engagement with those that they intend to represent is still needed.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to commit suicide so he could get the $1.4 million from her life insurance policies.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn’t charged with a more serious offence.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
Because you’ve never seen it before, right?
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
Phone calls create an opportunity for genuine exchange that written communication lacks.
The internet has revolutionised communication, but voice calls are declining in some demographics. And that means we may be losing out on a powerful part of what connects us to each other.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn’t cheating, per se. But if you’re in a committed relationship and have multiple ‘back burners’ that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
The AOL Instant Messenger icon became so well known it was made into a plush toy.
As it closes down 20 years after launching, a look back at the key role AOL Instant Messenger played in preparing people for today’s digital messaging methods.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
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We don’t just hold our phones, we cradle them – and make films like this one with them.
Does technology shackle us, preventing us from interacting with real people?
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Some have said that technology could lead to ‘a new ice age’ of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.
Who are adult learners and what takes them back to school?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today’s technology-rich job environments?
Some people are more prone to become glued to their phones than others.
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Are you moody? Prone to distraction? Cellphones may act as a high-tech pacifier.
And you thought it just indicated the end of a sentence…
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For centuries, written communication was tinged with formality and finality. But since the emergence of casual forms like texting, using proper grammar can be fraught with misinterpretation.
Can mobile phones improve the movie experience?
In China and Japan, moviegoers can visit a cinema where their text messages appear on screen as the film plays. While this might sound like a nightmare to some, the cinema has always been a hub of social activity.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?