Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

How social media changes our grieving Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Three-year-old Crew Long has been gone a little more than a year and a half. But his mom still talks to him. Sometimes Mandy Long speaks to her son, who died on Sept. 18, 2017, through prayer or in her journal. Other times she posts notes to her son on her family’s Facebook group page, Read more

After the vigils and prayers, what next? Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Some people are starting to ask hard questions about what will happen next. Will the nation just “move on”? “We will condemn this horrifying act of violence as extreme and out of the ordinary, we will come together as a nation and hold vigils, and we will try to move on from this tragic incident,” Read more

WhatsApp lynchings stir mobs Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The rise of social media is making it easier to stir up mobs. In India, where communal violence is common, the so-called ‘WhatsApp lynchings’ were responsible for more than two dozen deaths in 2018. Read more Related Posts:Germany’s churches warn against racism upsurgeCoptic orthodox monks and nuns not allowed social mediaThe global migration agreement causing Read more

Vatican urges priests to embrace social media Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Priests should embrace social media, says Monsignor Paul Tighe. Tighe, who helped develop Pope Francis’ online presence, is urging Catholic clergy across the world to embrace social media to reach believers and non-believers. Read more Related Posts:Coptic orthodox monks and nuns not allowed social mediaChristianity in the Digital Age: New tools to…Social media conversation opens Read more

Abuse on Facebook lost in translation in Pacific Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Facebook is growing in both users and regional relevance in the Pacific. Analysts and human rights groups in the region are pointing to a rise in online abuse, as Pacific communities grapple with translating their culture to the digital meeting house. Online abuse is not easily detected when local languages are used. Facebook would not Read more

Teens are requesting plastic surgery to look like Snapchat filters Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Social media is increasingly making teens dissatisfied with their appearance and obsessed with achieving a filtered version of “perfection,” even going so far as to pursue plastic surgery, say medical professionals. Dr. Neelam Vashi, director of Ethnic Skin Center at Boston University’s School of Medicine, published an article analyzing the new trend in Jama Facial Read more

Coptic orthodox monks and nuns not allowed social media Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Coptic Orthodox Church has given monks and nuns a month to shut down their social media accounts, patriarch Tawadros II has decided. Within that time frame, they will have to take leave of the forms of communication considered unsuitable for monastic life. Any failure to comply will result in canonical penalties. Read more Related Read more

Artificial intelligence a technology in search of a guiding philosophy – Kissinger Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Henry Kissinger, ‘historian and occasional practising statesman,’ has flagged concerns about the effect digital technology is having on humanity. He says “for all its achievements, it runs the risk of turning on itself as its impositions overwhelm its conveniences. “Beyond factual questions (“What is the temperature outside?”), questions about the nature of reality or the Read more

God only knows what Facebook is doing to children’s brains Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider’s look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Be smart: Parker’s I-was-there account provides priceless perspective in the rising debate about the power and effects of the social networks, which now have scale and reach unknown in human history. He’s Read more

Teen suicide and social media link – archbishop suggests help Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Teen suicide is a growing problem which should be met with prayer and efforts to help young people develop healthy use of social media, says Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver. Speaking to the Denver Catholic, Aquila spoke of the 50 Colorado teens who took their own lives in 2014, the 72 in 2015, the 68 Read more