Research news from leading universities (Chinese college kids less tied to social media http://t.co/DuC13qS7 via @FuturityNews)
According to this research general features of our culture determine the way we use social media. This runs counter to what social media experts say, e.g.: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/facebook-effect-social-network-changed-world-122656206.html.
But it seems self evident, and in a way reassuring that there is such a connection. It nourishes my hope that culture in general is a complex of checks and balances with enough critical capabilities to counter consumerist tendencies…
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