How to avoid post-purchase regret

If you've ever suffered from a bad case of buyer's remorse, there may be a scientific remedy: spend more cognitive effort.

Study examines best methods for gaining Twitter followers

(Phys.org) —What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it can be difficult to build your Twitter audience (and even some celebs have trouble). Looking at a half-million ...

The positive effects of negative blogs

(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to online word-of-mouth about companies, what is bad, is good. At least, in moderation.

Facebook feelings are contagious, study shows

You can't catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego.

Weather associated with sentiments expressed on social media

Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns, according to a study published April 25, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Patrick Baylis from the Vancouver School of ...

Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to the social platform last week to announce a call-out for ideas about how to measure the health of online conversations. The initiative follows recent demands for government to regulate the ...

Religious affiliation impacts language use on Facebook

Are you more likely to use words like "happy" and "family" in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like "angry" and "thinking?" The words you use may be a clue to your religious affiliation. ...