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Veni grant for research project 'How social are social media?'

Date of news: 4 September 2023

Pouwels, Loes II

Although there are many concerns in society today about adolescents’ social media use, recent research has shown that the effects of social media use on social connectedness are not straightforward. Some adolescents feel lonely after using social media, while others benefit from increased social connectedness. What applies to whom in which context? And across what timescale? This project will address these questions with voluntarily donated social media archives that will be linked to daily and yearly questionnaires about social media use and connectedness. These insights help to tailor social media policies and interventions to the individual needs of adolescents.

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