Social Media

Twitter Bans “Misgendering” and “Deadnaming”

"'Misgendering' refers to when someone uses the 'wrong' pronoun to describe a transgender person (i.e., calling a biological male who identifies as female 'he'). 'Deadnaming' refers to using a transgender person’s birth name (i.e. calling well-known athlete Bruce Jenner 'Bruce' instead of his preferred 'Caitlyn')." - AiG

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Instagram Deletes Post Which Says Only Men Can Be Pastors, Calls it “Hate Speech”

"The caption for the photo was the first sentence of the post, which read, 'In spite of the fact that it seems more and more fashionable in our day to say that women may be pastors, the Bible is clear that pastoral leadership is restricted to men.'" - Christian Headlines

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Massive Study Finds Link Between High Screen Time and Unhappiness

"In a new analysis of 1 million U.S. teens, my co-authors and I looked at how teens were spending their free time and which activities correlated with happiness, and which didn’t. . . . In one experiment, people who were randomly assigned to give up Facebook for a week ended that time happier, less lonely and less depressed than those who continued to use Facebook." IntellectualTakeout

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Tweets & Peeps: When Social Media & Friends Collide

Republished from Baptist Bulletin April/May 2017 with permission. © Regular Baptist Press, all rights reserved.

by Daryl A. Neipp

In 2013, researchers conducted an online survey and discovered that 78 percent of users have experienced a rise in arguments and hostility within social media platforms.

Specific findings include these:

  • 3 in 4 have witnessed an argument on social media;
  • 4 in 5 report rising incivility online;
  • 2 in 5 have blocked, unsubscribed, or unfriended someone as a result;
  • 1 in 5 have reduced in-person contact with someone over a cyber argument;
  • 88 percent believe that people are less polite on social media than in person;
  • 81 percent say emotional conversations held on social media are most often unresolved.
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