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Your phone addiction is a myth

What many commentators describe as an addiction is actually a powerful social norm at work. The distinction matters.

One afternoon last April at a coffee shop deep in suburban Philadelphia, I overheard a curious conversation between what looked to be a teenager and her grandfather. They were discussing the impacts of social media, and the girl bemoaned how depressed it made her feel.

Here’s why people are turning their social media profiles blue for Sudan

The #BlueforSudan campaign is taking over social media.

Sudan’s military may be trying to prevent word of its massacre of civilian protesters from getting out, but despite an internet shutdown, the word is spreading. To help draw attention to the cause, people on social media are turning their profile avatars blue and posting blue-themed artwork with the hashtag #BlueforSudan.

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