Episode 53: The Science of Likes: Social Media Tech

In this week’s episode Niamh and Meredith chat to Dr Emily Lowe-Calverly, a researcher from the University of Tasmania, about the science of ‘Likes’ and how psychology might be the driving force behind social media or social connection in the digital age. 
They break down the positive and negative aspects of social media use and the design of the technology that enforces addictive behaviours, and take a look at the effects social media is having on society and our interactions.  

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Host: Niamh Chapman

Production: Meredith Castles

Media: Olivia Holloway

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