Tag Archives: Information processing

Twitter Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Any quick internet search will bring up a variety of studies suggesting that using Twitter, and other social media, can become addictive. Indeed, one study earlier this year argued it is more difficult to resist than tobacco or alcohol. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9054243/Facebook-and-Twitter-more-addictive-than-tobacco-and-alcohol.html) So can … Continue reading

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I Tweet therefore I am? Twitter, Self and Identity

Understanding ourselves has always been fundamental to human nature. Indeed, many fields of psychology focus on understanding how we form the sense of ‘I’ or ‘Me’, something that is essentially encapsulated in two concepts: self and identity. The notion of … Continue reading

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The Tweeting Police Project: An update and a plea for help.

Firstly, many thanks to all of you for the support that you have shown for this project.  As I wrote recently, the use of social media like Twitter is become more and more prevalent among police, something that is great … Continue reading

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Why our brains love Twitter: Cognition, Heuristics and Social Media

The human brain is undoubtedly an amazing thing. It is capable of organising and processing the almost constant streams of sensory data with which it is faced, whilst simultaneously controlling and maintaining the many functions that our body needs to … Continue reading

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