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ItemUser Opinions on Effective Strategies Against Social Media Toxicity( 2021-01-05)Existing literature on content moderation rarely identifies strategies social media users believe can be implemented by platforms and other users to adequately manage toxicity and curate a positive environment online. To bridge these gaps, we conducted a survey with 902 users of six different social media platforms to understand their opinions on effective strategies against social media toxicity and for a positive online environment. Participants suggested a range of strategies, both for the platforms and the users to implement. Even though all these strategies are not unprecedented, it is crucial to recognize that currently not all platforms implement or can implement these strategies to encourage less toxicity and more positivity. Overall, participants expect platforms and social media users to do their individual and collective part in managing online toxicity.
ItemTeachers Falling off the Cliff Affordances and Constraints of Social Media in School( 2021-01-05)In a digitalized society our work environment is highly integrated with our home environment making work boundless both in terms of time and space. The digital work environment risks increased stress. Based on a case study in Swedish schools we investigate how teachers experience the use of social media for work-related purposes. We do so by using the Technology Affordance and Constraints Theory to capture the affordances as well as constraints of this use. Findings show that affordances of social media in schools were increased opportunities for learning, transparency and community building. Constraints were distractions from learning, increased isolation, stress and, above all, lack of guidance in how and when to use social media. We end the paper arguing that lack of policies and guidelines governing the use of social media at work is risking an increase in boundary blurring and potentially more stress.
ItemSocial Network Sites Use and Psychological distress: A Systematic Review( 2021-01-05)Social Network Sites (SNSs) have become a pervasive part of people’s everyday lives, the implications of their use need to be investigated and understood. We conducted a systematic literature review to lay the groundwork for understanding the relationship between SNS use and psychological distress. The review included articles published between 2003 and 2020, extracted from major academic databases. Findings revealed that the use of SNSs use can be associated to psychological distress. This study shows the factors such as depressive rumination, narcissistic behavior, excessive and unsupervised SNS use that mediate this relationship.