How to do a ‘digital detox’

We’ve all seen them—and per­haps been them—that person mean­dering through campus, eyes fixed on their phone rather than enjoying the world around them. Mariya Shiyko, assis­tant pro­fessor of applied psy­chology, offers tips on helping you con­quer your reliance on social media and technology.

Who guided the national discussion on Ferguson?

New research from two North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors shows that in the days fol­lowing Michael Brown’s fatal shooting, everyday citizens—not politi­cians, celebri­ties, or other promi­nent public figures—were the ones who, using Twitter, shaped the national dialogue.

3Qs: Snapchat’s new privacy policy: What you should know

The mes­saging app recently updated its pri­vacy policy, causing an outcry among users. Here, law pro­fessor Jes­sica Silbey, an expert in intel­lec­tual prop­erty, explains what the new policy does—or doesn’t—change, and offers advice for social media users.