UBC scholars call for global research agenda into TikTok’s impacts on public health
TikTok has acquired more than one billion monthly users in just five years, but the influential video-sharing app remains one of the least studied social media platforms around. In this Q&A, UBC researchers Dr. Skye Barbic and UBC research associate Marco Zenone discuss the need for a global research agenda into TikTok’s impact on public health.
Nov 25, 2021
One in five adults secretly access their friends’ Facebook accounts
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.
Jan 19, 2017
Envy key motivator behind many Facebook posts, but site hurts mental well-being
A new study by Sauder School of Business Professor Izak Benbasat and his collaborators shows that envy is a key motivator behind Facebook posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users.
Nov 26, 2015
UBC-Yale team help translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool after Nepal quake
UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool into Nepali.
May 22, 2015
An open Facebook
Daniel Papania is trying to prove that making social media networks tell you who has been viewing your profile is good for users and the bottom line.
Jan 2, 2014 - by Jon Azpiri
Slacktivism: ‘Liking’ on Facebook may mean less giving
Would-be donors skip giving when offered the chance to show public support for charities in social media, a new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business finds.
Nov 8, 2013