Social media’s endless feeds are part of everyday life. But how does mindless scrolling make people feel? Canvas8 spoke to PhD candidate Ludmila Lupinacci to understand why some people struggle to escape social media’s rabbit holes while others see the infinite scroll as a form of self-help.
When work feels like it's your whole life, it's easy to feel like you’ve lost control. With little time to themselves during the day, an increasing number of employees in China are instead taking control of their nights through ‘bedtime procrastination,’ which often means not getting much sleep.
As people around the world socially distance themselves due to COVID-19, they're seeking ways to interact with others that don't require a physical presence. Looking to fill this need is Instagram’s Co-Watching feature, which lets users browse the platform together via video chat.
Live-streamed shopping has experienced huge success in China among young consumers, prompting brands around the world to pay attention. But why exactly is this mode of browsing and buying so appealing? And how can businesses use this medium for more than just marketing products?
They may be the communication form of choice for many digital natives, but do young people recognise the civic power of memes and hashtags? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Paul Mihailidis to learn how teens relate to these online ecosystems and the impact of digital interventions on their attitudes.