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New research looks at media-based peer support in grad school

McLaughlin, Christopher and Sillence, Elizabeth (2018) Buffering against academic loneliness: The benefits of social media-based peer support during postgraduate study. Active Learning in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787418799185 Summarized by Cyanea Poon Notes of Interest: This qualitative study examined how postgraduate students can benefit from supportive peer network through social media platforms. This article concluded with some […]

Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users

by Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) Next Story Earlier this year, Facebook signaled a plan to move into LinkedIn’s territory with the launch of job advertising. Now it appears to be taking another step to help develop the professional you. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is testing a way to use its social network to link up users who are looking for […]

Can you guess who mentored Mark Zuckerberg?

by  Aditya Maheshwari Mentii Apple and Facebook have been known to butt heads at the negotiation table but that never stopped Apple co-founder Steve Jobs from dispensing some sage advice to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs and Zuckerberg developed a relationship in the early days of Facebook; The New York Times reported them often […]

Facebook adds lifelines to prevent teen suicide

Posted by Deborah Bach-UW on March 2, 2015. In addition to vacation photos and cat videos, people also share details about their personal lives and feelings on Facebook—including occasional posts about despair and even thoughts of suicide. As the world’s biggest social network, with more than 1.39 billion users, Facebook is uniquely able to provide online […]

FORUM: Should mentors and mentees be “friends” on social media?

It goes without saying that social media has dramatically changed the way people interact and share their lives with others over the past decade. We now have the ability to broadcast information about ourselves to audiences at a scale that once would have seemed unimaginable. We also have the ability to carefully curate a “public” […]