In: Psychology of Social Media

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: an update
8th December 2017

When I published The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self  in 2014 I understood well that technology and social…

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The Psychology of Social Media Podcast on The Mental Breakdown
10th September 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to have a nice long conversation about my book The Psychodynamics of Social…

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The Psychology of Trump’s Tweets
30th June 2017

Another tweet, another firestorm. Clearly it’s not normal, and even more clearly, this behaviour is not suited to the office of…

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Leaning Out: How the “Will to Share” is Changing Us
21st July 2016

We all know that social media has a pull on the ego, but how does this pull actually work and what…

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Checking your smartphone again? It’s an object of emotional supply
6th May 2016

There it is, in your pocket itching away. Did you feel it buzz? Did you check it anyway, even if you…

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Has AirBnB Lost its soul? The breaking dream of the sharing economy
14th January 2016

The Internet was supposed to be the great disruptor. It was going to unleash a “sharing economy” that would enable people to…

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