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  • #ScrollFreeSeptember helps Britons log off social media
  • #ScrollFreeSeptember helps Britons log off social media
    ROBIN WORRALL (2018) ©

#ScrollFreeSeptember helps Britons log off social media

To help people build a healthier relationship with social media, the Royal Society for Public Health is launching #ScrollFreeSeptember. But with FOMO the biggest cause of excessive social media use, its success will come from building a movement that gets people to switch off collectively.



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    How can social networks be manipulated for good?

    If a social network’s members remain the same but everyone’s place is reshuffled, could it impact their quality of life for the better? Canvas8 spoke to Nicholas Christakis, Nudgestock speaker and Yale professor, to learn how our online and offline networks can be harnessed for positive change.

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    Lifefaker: unhealthy social media habits exposed

    For digital natives, Facebook and Instagram are key social lifelines – but they also present a risk to users’ wellbeing as they judge themselves by what they see on these platforms. How is satirical site Lifefaker sparking a conversation about the dangers of obsessing over one’s online image?

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    Why social media Stories have got people hooked

    The ‘Stories’ features on Instagram and Snapchat have proven popular among users for their impermanence, authenticity, and behind-the-scenes nature. But how exactly are they being used by brands, celebrities and regular people? And how are these temporary digital tales evolving?

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    Don’t double tap! The science of lurking

    At some point, most people will have found themselves looking through someone's Instagram feed without commenting or engaging with it. Canvas8 spoke with Ruoxu Wang, Fan Yang and Michel M. Haigh, authors of ‘Let me take a selfie’, to understand how lurking affects our self-esteem.