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People feeling anxious about social interactions can find support and solace on social media. Dean Drobot/Shutterstock.com

Online social networks can help fight social anxiety

Posting on social media, reaching a group of friends all at once, can make connecting with others less threatening for people who experience social anxiety.
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design. shutterstock.com

Ethical design is the answer to some of social media’s problems

Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
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Rethinking ethics in social-network research

The term "social network" has become commonplace, but those who use it to designate Facebook or Instagram often ignore its origin and true meaning.

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