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Study: social networks cause depression in adolescents, but video games do not

Employees of the University of Montreal summed up the four-year study, which was attended by 3,826 teens. They wanted to know if the gadget craze was contributing to the symptoms of depression. It turned out that social networking and watching TV can really have an impact, but video games are not.

The study showed that every hour of using social networks increases the severity of depressive symptoms over the next four years by 0.64 points, and watching TV – by 0.69 points (on a scale from 0 to 28). Video games have no such effect on the psyche.

The average age of the subjects was 12.7 years. The presence of symptoms, the researchers checked on a special questionnaire. Additionally, the level of physical activity of the subjects was assessed.

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The creators of Prisma launched a new social network Capture with search chat on photos

Prisma authors Alexey Moiseenkov and Aram Hardy launched the social network Capture, TechCrunch reports. Users can find group chats thanks to an artificial algorithm that processes location data, time, position in space and images on the camera screen.

The algorithm offers thematic chats after the user opens the camera in Capture and leads to the object of interest. You can create a chat yourself. So, if you point the camera at yourself, chat rooms are displayed or a suggestion to start a selfie-chat – a dialogue with a random user.

Capture has channels that only their owners can post to. Subscribers can comment if this feature is not disabled. The authors of the application hope to attract celebrities in this way.

While Capture is available only on iOS. To start using the application, it is enough to specify the username …