Google’s New Tool Could Help Screen People for Depression

People often turn to a Google search when they want to research their symptoms. But now, people who Google one particular condition — "clinical depression" — on their smartphone will be asked if they would like to check if they're clinically depressed. Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-apos-tool-could-help-165300628.html

Post, Don´t Boast: How to Avoid Generating Instagram Envy

As some posters have learned the hard way, online show and tell is both a blessing and a curse. Social media is a place where showcasing glamour can captivate interest and boost popularity... Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201708/post-don-t-boast-how-avoid-generating-instagram-envy

The Internet Is a Lot Less Democratic Than You Think

During the recent Academy Awards broadcast, Samsung aired a commercial for its new phone. Casey Neistat, a YouTube and HBO reality personality, narrates over a montage of young people engaged in feats of derring-do and uninhibited expressions of creativity. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/innovation-you/201708/the-internet-is-lot-less-democratic-you-think

Google wants to know if you’re depressed. What could go wrong?

The search engine now offers a tool which will allow US users to test if they’re clinically depressed. It’s hard not to have mixed feelings about the initiative Health care in America may be ridiculously expensive but, hey, at least there’s Doctor Google. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/25/google-clinical-depression-privacy

Culture Associated with Social Media Can Lead to Inappropriate Posts

Among young adults the use of social media is ubiquitous. However, posts from this population segment often include content that contains sexual or offensive material. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/08/23/culture-associated-with-social-media-can-lead-to-inappropriate-posts/125029.html

Girls and social media: ‘You are expected to live up to an impossible standard’

Pressure to project a ‘perfect’ life online is affecting the wellbeing of one in three girls, a poll has found. We asked for your views One in three young women feel under pressure to present themselves as having a “perfect” life on social media, a survey has found. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/23/girls-and-social-media-you-are-expected-to-live-up-to-an-impossible-standard

Young Cyberbullying Victims are at Double-Risk of Self-Harm

A new UK study finds that children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/08/21/young-cyberbullying-victims-are-at-double-risk-of-self-harm/124945.html

More Older Adults Embrace Social Media but Many Still Fearful of Privacy

Older adults use social media so that they can keep track of family and friends. Some continue to resist the communication channel, however, because they worried that unsolicited viewers will see their content. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/08/18/more-older-adults-embrace-social-media-but-many-still-fearful-of-privacy/124825.html

Facebook deleting violent racist posts in wake of Charlottesville

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, said the social media giant is actively removing pages advocating racism and anti-Semitism in the wake of the weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/08/17/Facebook-deleting-violent-racist-posts-in-wake-of-Charlottesville/3781503007947/