New Approach to the Detection of Social Bot Activity

Sooraj Shah ’24 Oftentimes, people find themselves scrolling through social media, responding and interacting with accounts and commenting on their favorite posts. What some users do not know is that many of these accounts utilize social bots, agents created to autonomously communicate with social media users. These bots respond in a way that is indistinguishable from human mannerisms, which give bots the power to influence … Continue reading New Approach to the Detection of Social Bot Activity

Our Health Can Affect Our Appearance on Social Media

Ayesha Azeem ‘23 Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing is in full effect, and one of the few ways in which we can remain in touch with our loved ones is on social media. Social media encompasses a large part of today’s generation’s lives; we present an ideal version of ourselves online, controlling how we want to be perceived by the world. Recently, … Continue reading Our Health Can Affect Our Appearance on Social Media

Social Media User’s Opinion of Fitspiration

Stephanie Budhan ’21 Recently, a fitness trend known as “Fitspiration” has been permeating the internet, promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and diet. Fitspiration is often seen as a healthier alternative to trends such as “thinspiration” or “bonespiration,” which glorify thin bodies as well as extreme diet and exercise regimens. However, there seems to be controversy regarding the positive message of fitspiration. Some studies … Continue reading Social Media User’s Opinion of Fitspiration

Figure 1. A meta-analysis of social media use.

Social Media and Academic Achievement: Connections Explored

By Meenu Johnkutty ‘21 While logging onto Facebook during a study session might be one of your guilty pleasures, new research has shown that the link between social media use and academic performance may be more complicated than what comes to mind. Studies conducted on the relationship between academic performance and social media use often report contradictory results, with some stating that social media use … Continue reading Social Media and Academic Achievement: Connections Explored