The study identified that the most common false narratives feature Bill Gates, 5G Networks, vaccinations, QAnon and Agenda 21.
Why Does Fake News Spread?
The researchers found that frequent, habitual users forwarded six times more fake news than occasional or new users.
TV Advertising: The Big Switch Off
“you had to actually get up, walk across to the TV (probably a rental) and turn a dial or press a button on the machine to switch over.”
The Tapestry is a thing of extraordinary love, telling the story of Scotland through the ages.
Social Media Pages: Take Care What You Share
Recently I was ‘tagged’ in a post on Facebook. You have likely seen the ‘Comment, Share and like our page to be entered into a Prize draw,’ but this particular one was for a sought after PlayStation 5.
Does the picture really matter ?
“Researchers found that parents understood safety messaging better when the picture showed the desired behavior, such as a baby in a bumper-free crib. Credit The Ohio State University
“Social media has the potential to shape the effects on our day-to-day happiness.”
“One issue is social comparison. Participants in Wirtz’s study said the more they compared themselves to others while using social media, the less happy they felt.”
‘Hidden Scotland’s’ Instagram Success
Hidden Scotland, founded by Jack Cairney, has recently been recognised for its ‘Best Overall Instagram Presence’ by becoming a finalist in this year’s Shorty Awards.
Poetry Corner: The House of Lies: on the “social media”
“I check out Fred Turner’s blog every now and then, as Fred can be relied upon to be a Voice of Reason, and I came upon this……”
“I’m beginning to worry that what actually determines our futures isn’t us, but dark money and forces beyond our ken.”