Episode 18: Is social media good or bad for us?

22.02.2022 - 30 mins

In our second podcast on social media, we take a look on whether it is good or bad for us. Join Alexandra Petrache, Behavioural Science Analyst, and Rhiannon Phillips, Senior Behavioural Scientist, as they discuss findings from Rhiannon’s Master’s thesis titled “Meaningful Connection or Simply Connectivity? Facebook, Connection, Disconnection and Loneliness”, chip in with answers from an in-house survey on what the social media experience means for people.


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Want to know more?

Useful resources if you would like to find out more:

– The effects of social media on teenagers:…on-teenagers/
– Article on talking to strangers on the Chicago metro:…-should-break
– Instagram’s testing of a “take a break” feature:…time/609854/
– Frances Haugen’s opening testimonial remarks:


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