ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

More Than Every Second Social Media Users Suffers From Fear Of Missing Out – FOMO [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic is based on a survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of among 2084 adults in 2013. It shows that … people … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Abigail Pichel (Technical Communications) – author at Trendlabs Security Intelligence Blog – published this handy infographic on risks of posting in social networks: via Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use Facebook To Prevent Obesity?

A new study by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers suggests that Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesity. Here is the abstract of the article: Assessing the Online Social … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Research Shows That Females And Males Manage Social Networks In Different Ways

    Are females and males managing their social networks networks in different ways? New quantitative research shows details of the differences. Here is the abstract of the study by … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Network Use by Teens – Tumblr or Facebook or …? (Part II)

Yesterday we’ve been looking at the use of social networks by teens. Starting with the idea that it could be wise to know which Social Networks Teens use if you … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Which Social Network would you choose to reach Teens? Tumblr or Facebook? (Part I)

If you want to reach out to young people via Social Networks one of the decisions you have to make developing your social media strategy is which social Network to … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

What are the 3 most important tips to protect your privacy online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Polina Polishchuk, editor at NextAdvisor, posted a clear and convincing infographic with Tips to Protect Your Identity Online. According to NextAdvisor identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Are Close Friends the Enemy? Online Social Networks, Self-Esteem, and Self-Control by Keith Wilcox, Andrew Stephen :: SSRN

Abstract: Online social networks are used by hundreds of millions of people every day, but little is known about their effect on behavior. In five experiments, we demonstrate that social … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media-Connected Teens Seek Time Offline [STUDY]

by Joann Pan, … Teens are aware of the dangers of excessive usage and the online potential of cruelty. However, most young adults say social media and technology positively … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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