A new study says reposting information online may interfere with learning abilities, causing "cognitive overload" and diminished comprehension.
Despite the aggressive efforts of the government and mental health practitioners, the number of people committing suicide in the United States continues to rise, reaching the highest records in nearly 30 years.
With social media, it's no surprise that scientists have taken some time off their laboratories and research papers and work on their virtual presence. While the Kardashians may simply be famous for being... well, famous, these science stars have their studies and insights to help boost their growing following online.
Frequent Facebook use has been associated with a higher risk of eating disorders, and now a new study shows that it is also linked to depressive symptoms.
Smoking is a notoriously bad habit that's extremely hard to shake, but one new study shows that with help from Twitter of all things, smokers actually have a good chance of quitting.
Facebook users everywhere claim they frequent the site to see what their friends are up to and be social, but a new study reveals the secret behind why we really use Facebook, and it has nothing to do with other people.
Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are sometimes used by scientists to quickly and cheaply gather data for studies, but according to new research these are biased and unreliable sources of human behavior.
For frequent Facebook users, not posting or not earning responses from posts results in a decreased sense of belonging. Some users even report that Facebook activity associated with their posts helps them feel their existence has meaning, according to recent studies.