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Anna Hart

Social Media and Your Psychological Profile


According to self-proclaimed social media scientist, Dan Zarrella, people post more about sex than any other topic on social networking sites. He’s even created a website, TweetPsych that will scan your tweets and create a psychological profile based on the topics you tweet about. Topics include sex, learning, money, leisure, numbers, cognitive, past, positive, negative, social, thinking, emotions, time, media, anxiety, conceptual, present, primordial, constructive, future, senses, and self-reference. A chart is created and your results are compared to the other 12,000 psychological profiles that have been created, coming up with a percentage of how much more or less you discuss a topic in your tweets than others.

I decided to analyze my Twitter and it turns out that I tweet about sex 516% more than the average user! It says that I may have a preoccupation with sex, but in my defense, I am a relationship examiner. Sex is part of relationships, therefore, I MUST write about it. I found that I tweet about learning 150% more and I post positive tweets 59% more than others. For those who say I’m a pessimist, take that! On the opposite end, I post negative tweets 62% less than others, reference myself 67% less, and post about my past 68% less.

On a completely different note, Sarah Williams of Sarah Williams Real Estate – Austin Tx said that after she got a sale using Instagram she was immediately hooked on the concept of always being on her phone and posting. “It got to the point where I got extreme anxiety when I wasn’t on my phone.  Even when I was in the gym I seemed to be obsessing over my Twitter and Instagram accounts more than paying attention to the workout!”

This could theoretically be used as a dating tool for those who have a Twitter. Say you meet a guy online and you’re planning to go out with him and want a quick snapshot of what he feels important enough to tweet. Get his Twitter name and search him at TweetPsych to get a psychological profile. You may get clued in to the way his mind works, but be careful; you may not like what you find.

3 ways to fight youth sex trafficking


Sex trafficking is a burning issue in our society today. The number of victims of sex trafficking is increased. These young women get trapped or deceived and are forced into this illegal business. Here are some ways we can fight this major issue in our society.

Get educated

img-2It is important to teach people in the community regarding sex trafficking problems. Different charities are already working for it. There must be enough resources like awareness campaigns, educational classes, etc. to teach young people how to protect themselves from being deceived. You can take the initiative of giving away books or showing movies on sex trafficking so that the young people are aware of the problem and learn how to protect them from such situation.

Raise awareness

img-3You should use the media to raise awareness about sex trafficking. You can put posters in business, office or church. Let people know how they can contribute to fighting this problem of sex trafficking.  More charitable organizations should work for this cause to raise awareness among the people of the community.

Take action

img-4Many countries have government-funded rescue hotline to help victims come back to normal life. The government is trying to catch groups that are doing this illegal business. Laws on sex trafficking are strict now.

As part of the community, each of us has a role to play in fighting sex trafficking. If we can do our parts, we can soon make our society free of sex trafficking. Everyone’s contribution is important to get a positive outcome.

4 signs that indicate technology addiction is similar to drug cravings


According to a recent study, withdrawal symptoms of young people deprived of using electronic gadgets is found to be similar to that felt by the drug addicts. Here are four indications that support this concept.

• If the young people abstain from using gadgets for an entire day, they will have significant physical and mental problems, such as panic, physical distress, confusion, the feeling of isolation, etc.

• The majority of the people won’t be able to give up usage of these devices voluntarily. It will affect their life style and well being significantly. If withdrawn forcefully, they will experience depression, anxiety attacks and cravings, just like in the case of drugs.

• These electronic gadgets are affecting people’s relationships. They are meeting new people on the social networks every day. They share photos and posts with friends. They enjoy seeing more likes on their posts. There is more chance that young people get involved with other people emotionally through social media despite having a partner.

• People are spending the majority of their time in front of the screens, so distance is being created with family and friends. Weak bonds are formed as in-person conversation rarely takes place. Relationships between people were deeper in the days when there were no electronic gadgets.

All these outcomes of overuse of electronic devices are very similar to those of drug addicts. We should discourage the young generation to used technology with a limit. Overuse of technology also affects health. So, we should try to keep ourselves away form using these devices so often.  When we become so overwhelmed with technology that families need DIY Backyard Home Theaters, or Guides to setting up your own outdoor theaters you know things are getting a little ridiculous.  The video up top is a prime example of how technology can interfere with family culture and exemplifies a growing concern in modern society.


Top 4 issues about modern feminism


Women are fighting for the gender equality for ages now. They have fought for equal places in education, work, decision-making ability, etc. This modern age has seen a new wave of thoughts on feminism. These are the five issues that concern modern feminism.

Division of domestic works

img-7Some past feminists have succeeded in pulling women out of the kitchen and into the workplace. But the study shows that 80% women still do more household works than their male partners.  Women who have dependent children do even more household chores. The question is not about asking men to do an equal share of the household work. It is about changing the social perspective of women choosing to be at home instead of working. This choice deserves social recognition instead of criticism of not doing anything worthwhile with their lives. Still, many women cannot make a choice between the two due to financial and social issues. Things like equal pay, subsidized childcare, improved provisions for paternity leave, etc. might improve the situation.

The media

img-8The media is portraiting women the wrong way. The various TV commercial showcasing women in a particular way are having adverse effects on the next generation. A study has shown that 70% of girls under the age of 7 say that they want to be thinner when they grow up. Ads are constantly highlighting women’s body. Some campaigns working against these media are gaining ground now. Organizations like MediaSmart, AnyBody, etc. are fighting for these issues.

Social inequality

img-9The fact that majority of the carers are women, lesbian are experiencing higher levels of discrimination than gay men, etc. are indications of social inequality. Issues like race, sexual orientation, gender, etc. together create a disadvantage for the female group.

Violence against women

img-10Many societies don’t recognize rape within marriage as a criminal offense. Still, the majority of the victims of domestic violence are women. Women are disproportionately targeted for violence. Some organizations like Women’s Aid are working for these issues.

Not only women but men should also come forward to fight for these issues. In fact, many men are now supporting feminism. Still, it’s going to be a long journey.

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