Ethics of social media research: from Big Brother to rainbow unicorns


This jointly authored blog is written by André Tomlin and the people who attended a PenCLAHRC blogging workshop in Exeter yesterday. As a group they consider the findings of a qualitative systematic review of attitudes toward the ethics of research using social media.

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#MQScienceMeeting: transforming lives with better mental health research


André Tomlin looks back at the #MQScienceMeeting Mental Health Science Meeting that took place in London on 2-3 Feb 2017.

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Social networking sites and mental health: friend or foe?


Una Foye and Josefien Breedvelt from the Mental Health Foundation publish their debut elf blog on a recent systematic narrative review that aimed to identify and summarise research examining depression and anxiety in the context of social networking websites.

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#BeyondTheRoom: our new digital conference service will extend the reach of your event


Today we are launching #BeyondTheRoom; an exciting new digital conference service that will create a buzz around your event, extend your reach, facilitate a democratic conversation, create a legacy and report on the impact of your social media activity.

We can bring live tweeting, live blogging, live podcasting and live streaming to YOUR event.

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Can social networking alleviate loneliness in later life?


Farhana Mann appraises a cross-sectional survey of social networking site usage, loneliness and mental health in community-dwelling older adults.

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Endeavour Connect: An interface to support independent Facebook use by people with learning disabilities


As more people are using social media sites, it is important that people with learning disabilities are not excluded.

Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot study evaluating the use of an interface to help people with learning disabilities use Facebook.

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Social media, cyberbullying and young people: what can the evidence tell us so far?


Sarah Knowles questions how much a new scoping review can tell us about the prevalence and effect of cyberbullying on children and young people.

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