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Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation
Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic says concern is justified about Facebook’s ethics as it strives to maximise revenue by targeting advertising to children and youth who use it. Lecturer in communication and digital media in the CSU School of ... Read More »

Fertility and Facebook
Fertility and Facebook (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A recent fertility management study identified the barriers Australians face when managing their fertility including the cost of fertility services, accessing contraception and limited knowledge about sex and reproduction. “Australia faces the paradoxical problems of high rates of unintended pregnancy ... Read More »

Can a tweet or a status update indicate suicide risk?
Can a tweet or a status update indicate suicide risk? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas. Nearly 60% of Australians with symptoms of mental ... Read More »

Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people
Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

World-first research by the University of Sydney reveals that junk food brands are engaging with young Facebook users to promote unhealthy foods which can contribute to obesity and lifestyle diseases. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the new ... Read More »

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »

Facebook identity is for real
Facebook identity is for real (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you can’t resist the urge to post about your latest visit to the gym or culinary masterpiece on Facebook, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Megan Pozzi from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said most digital natives let their followers ... Read More »

Facebook use does not lead to depression
Facebook use does not lead to depression (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study suggests ... Read More »

 
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