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Silicon Valley’s favorite e-cig company shut down its social media accounts — but Juul’s advertising now has a life of its own

The move is part of a series of actions the e-cig maker said it's taking to address teen vaping. Juul also said it would temporarily stop selling its flavored e-cigs in stores.
We can't help comparing ourselves to others on social media.

There’s even more evidence that social media increases depression and loneliness

People tend to show a more glamorous, positive, and envious lifestyle on their social media. But it isn't all bad.
Instagram feeds are not real life.

Half of millennials portray their relationship on social media as better than it really is — here’s why that’s a problem

You should ask yourself whether you're doing things because you enjoy them, or just because you get a photo out of it. If it's the latter, that might not be too healthy.

How online hate speech moves from the fringes to the mainstream

Hate speech found on social media sites is permeating everyday American conversations, mostly because this rhetoric is being exposed there.
SWAT police officers respond after a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2018.

The suspected Pittsburgh shooter allegedly had a following on a social network that many call the far-right’s alternative to Twitter — her...

The social network Gab has attracted many far-right users, including Robert Bowers, the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter.
Vladimir Putin

‘It’s like playing whack-a-mole’: A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia’s ongoing campaign to meddle...

The US is proactively combatting Russian attacks, but they're using sophisticated methods to find weak links in the explosive political environment.

$15 billion startup Juul used ‘relaxation, freedom, and sex appeal’ to market its creme-brulee-flavored e-cigs on Twitter and Instagram &#...

Juul was among the earliest e-cigarette brands to promote heavily on social media, researchers found. More important, that marketing was a success.
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Instagram just surpassed Snapchat as the most used app among American teens, according to a new Wall Street survey

Instagram just surpassed Snapchat as the most popular app among teens surveyed by the investment bank Piper Jaffray. Snapchat has waned in popularity in recent months, particularly after a redesign caused backlash among its users.
Ariana Grande recently released her fourth studio album, "Sweetener."

Ariana Grande said she’s taking a break from social media again and then promptly deleted the announcement

Ariana Grande stepped out on Tuesday — for the first time since news broke of her reported split from Pete Davidson. Afterwards, she wrote on her Instagram story that she would be taking a break from social media: "Time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit," she wrote.