An 11-year-old died while taking part in a social media challenge online, his mother has said. Da’Vorius Christopher ‘Chi-Chi’ Gray of Lyman, South Carolina, was found dead in his home after playing games called ‘hangman’ and ‘pass out challenge’. His mother, Latrice Hurst, blamed online influences for the death and called for stricter supervision of children on the
Although Instagram is primarily a mobile app, it’s taken steps over the years to make the desktop website much better. The most recent addition is a notifications tab, located in the top-right of the Instagram website. Rather than just being able to see pictures, users can now check in on who has liked or commented
Our social media lives have become a battle for control, although it might not feel like it when we’re scrolling through tweets about Happy Valley or pictures of our friends getting drunk in bars. We like to think that we’re in charge of all this stuff, that everything appearing on our screens has been chosen
The more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to become depressed, a study has found. Of the 19 to 32-year-olds who took part in the research, those who checked social media most frequently throughout the week were 2.7 times more likely to develop depression than those who checked least often.
I am currently 150 pages into Steve Sem-Sandberg’s new novel, The Chosen Ones, which is little short of 600 pages. It is set in Am Spiegelgrund, a children’s clinic in Austria, which, during Germany’s annexation, became part of the Nazi euthanasia programme. It is told, alternately, from the point of view of a child from
Instagram’s feed is about to completely change. But there’s no reason to panic, or actually do anything at all. The site has announced that it will introduce an “algorithmic timeline” rather than sorting its posts chronologically. Instagram announced the change weeks ago, but a rumour just caught on that it was about to be turned