Impact Of Social Media
Both these networks and television tend to show a distorted picture of reality that affects self-esteem.
The vast majority of young people consider social networks like Facebook or Instagram a necessity. They are the applications to which they spend most of the time they spend connected throughout the day and a tool without which it is difficult to maintain contact with friends and family.
But these networks also seem to be responsible for the increase in cases of depression in that same segment of the population.
A recent study conducted by the Sainte-Justine University Hospital in Montreal, Canada, has revealed a connection between the time young people and adolescents spend on social media or watching television and the increase in these symptoms of depression.
The study, published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, seems to point out that young people who spend more time than average watching television or interacting on social networks also show a higher incidence of common depression symptoms.
This relationship is not appreciated in other activities carried out through the same means, such as video games or the use of the computer for different functions. That is to say, that spending more time than the average playing on the mobile, the console or the computer does not seem to vary the incidence of depression as social networks do. The symptoms are also not linked to less physical activity, according to the study.
The key, the authors point out, seems to be in the way in which other participants in these networks are perceived and explains why television consumption also creates the same trend. Both in these networks and on television, there is a tendency to show a distorted image of reality that only enhances good times or celebrates luxurious lifestyles that are beyond the reach of most young people.
Impact Of Social Media
Constant exposure to these stereotypes negatively affects the self-esteem of users. “Social networks and television are media that frequently expose teenagers to images of others in more prosperous situations. Like other teenagers with perfect bodies and a more exciting lifestyle or with more material means,” says Elroy Boers, author of the study.
The way in which algorithms that suggest content work feedback this situation. The more a person’s depressive state influences the choice of what they see in them. The more similar content is recommended and provided, and the more likely it is to be continually exposed to such content, maintaining and increasing the symptoms of depression.
The study has been conducted on a sample of 4,000 Canadian teenagers between 12 and 16 years old and could help develop techniques that help predict cases of depression before they become severe cases.
“Our research has revealed that excessive use of certain digital media in one year can be associated with depressive symptoms in that same year, which can give parents and educators a window of sufficient time to act,” explains Boers.
YouTube Will Use AI to Automatically Determine Age Limits of Videos
As we know, YouTube currently has a special tool that allows creators to determine the age limit of the videos they upload. However, it is not uncommon for this tool to be misused by bad creators.
Therefore, YouTube also has a special team that continues to monitor YouTube content that violates the rules. However, it seems that now YouTube will use AI technology to help solve this problem.
Yes, it is said that YouTube plans to use Artificial Intelligence to detect and determine the age limit of a video. Later machine learning technology will help AI to find out what content is displayed in a video.
Based on the recognition of YouTube, later the AI technology will be implemented on their main site so that later users who want to view videos that have age restrictions will immediately be taken to the sign in page to verify their age and determine whether the video can be watched or not because of insufficient age. .
“This helps us ensure that no matter where the video is found, it can only be watched by viewers of an adequate age,” said YouTube as quoted from the Ubergizmo website.
The presence of this feature is known to be caused by a problem that had occurred on YouTube, where there were several conspiracies and disturbing videos that actually exist on YouTube Kids which is actually a special platform for children with safe content.
This bug on Instagram allows hackers to take over your smartphone
Recently, researchers from Check Point Security have found a dangerous bug in the Instagram application where this bug can be used by hackers to take over the victim’s smartphone.
Yes, not just taking over the Instagram account, this bug is known to allow hackers to take over the user’s smartphone and it is possible that the victim’s smartphone will be planted by even more dangerous malware.
To take advantage of this bug, the hacker will first send a photo containing malware code to the victim via Direct Messages. Only with that, the smartphone of Instagram users can be taken over.
This is because the Instagram application itself initially has access to the user’s smartphone so that if the Instagram application is hacked, the user’s smartphone can also be hacked.
Luckily, Instagram is now known to have fixed this bug. If you are now using the latest version of the Instagram application, then you are safe from these dangerous bugs.
As a result of the discovery of this bug, the head researcher from Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, appealed to all smartphone users to be more careful in giving permission to the applications they install, be it trusted applications such as Instagram.
“People should pay more attention to every permission an application has. Most people don’t care about the access request message and immediately press the yes button. But that is the start of the cyber attack process,” said Yaniv Balmas as dictated by Ubergizmo.
Twitter Starts Testing Voice Messages Feature in DM
After rolling out the audio tweets feature for iOS last June, Twitter is now continuing to experiment to help users communicate more easily on its services, one of the things it does is release voice messages.
Recently the Product Manager for Direct Messages on Twitter, Alex Ackerman-Greenberg told The Verge that currently his party is ready to test the voice messages feature in DM. Later this feature will be tested for the first time in Brazil.
Alex said that later this feature could allow users to send audio messages with a duration of up to 20 seconds via Direct Messages. The reason is that previously users could only send text and images
Just like voice tweets, voice messages in DM come with a fairly simple interface. There is only a play / pause button and information on the duration of the received audio message.
“The in-line recording experience makes it easier for users to send messages as part of their natural conversation flow,” said Twitter.
It is known that Twitter also presents a report message button which can later be used if a user misuses the voice DM feature. It seems that Twitter has already thought about all the impacts that might occur if the feature was released.
Of course, the presence of this feature makes Twitter now one step closer to its rivals, namely Facebook and Instagram, which have long presented an audio message feature in their Direct Messages.
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