Facebook: A Turning Point for Social Networks?

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Is this a turning point for social networks?
Or, will things continue to get worse?

American Culture professor can talk about where this might be taking us as a country.

What Dr. Hope can say in an interview on this topic:

    • The testimony from the Facebook whistleblower, Francis Haugen, was courageous and compelling.
    • This is a turning point with America’s social networks. We have seen their algorithms affect elections around the world. We have seen social media turn family members against each other. Will the networks course correct?  Will Congress have to take a harder stance? Is it enough that it is hurting America’s children (and is that really resonating with parents who may not fully understand what they are doing when they hand their kids a cell phone.)

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Facebook Cybersecurity Looming Issues: How We Can Protect Ourselves

Available for Interviews:  Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook.

What Paul Tracey can say in an interview on
Cyber Security Issues Revolving Around Social Media:

    • Facebook and Instagram have proven that your data when feed to algorithms can not only predict but also change behavior and that can be weaponized.
    • Facebook algorithms can manipulate behavior in order to increase ad revenue the same can be done for more malicious reasons.

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Behind Facebook’s Algorithm and How to Better Manage Our Emotional Response

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about
Facebook and Our Emotional Response to Polarizing Content
:

Whistleblower Frances Haugen claims that the issue around Facebook allegedly knowingly causing harm is due to a conflict of interest between their growth in revenue and engagement and the public interest. In 2018 Facebook introduced an algorithm that relates to how content is offered to users, specifically choosing to show whatever type of content the user engaged with the most in the past. Hauge explained, “It is easier to entice people with anger.”

Author and education advocate Nadine Levitt would like to unpack why that is the case:

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The Power of the People: It’s Up to Us to Make Social Media Good

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Jason Deitch

Jason Deitch, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, author, international speaker, and social media expert. He speaks on health & wellness trends and the role of chiropractic care in family wellness. He is also the best-selling author of Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich. 

What Dr. Deitch can say in an interview
About Social Media and Its Positive Influence
:

Social Media’s Power to
Spread Healthy Content

More than 500 doctors and chiropractors monthly reach millions of people globally, with a daily dose of positive inspiration and daily health reminders thanks to Facebook and Instagram.
“Our data shows doctors around the world are reaching millions using these free technologies,” says AmpLIFEiedLiving founder, Dr. Jason Deitch. 

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3 Red Flags: How Technology & Social Media Can Fuel Anxiety in Us

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira
On Technology & Social Media’s Negative Impact:

We live in a scary world and the 24/7 access to all of the scariness due to the technology era and social media is too much for anyone to handle. Most of us struggle to watch or read about real-life atrocities and may have some mild anxiety symptoms as a result. We may avoid the content entirely, experience intrusive and/or ruminating thoughts about the disaster, feel inclined to research it more, or talk about it excessively. When we witness or read about something incredibly disturbing, these are all commonplace and should fade in a matter of days.

How do we know when there’s an issue?  Here are 3 red flags to consider:

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Why People Are So Easily Offended

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Reasons Why People Are Easily Offended
:

When it comes to our relationship with others these days, strife seems to the theme. Whether we experience this in our personal lives, on social media, or in the world at large, conflict is seemingly superfluous. Here are 2 reasons why this is the case:

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Doctor’s Orders! Try Clubhouse, Social Media’s Newest Star

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on the Benefits of Using Clubhouse
:

Have you heard of the latest social media application (app) called Clubhouse? A doctor friend of mine was raving about it, so I joined a couple of months ago to see what all the fuss was about. 

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5 Ways to Manage Polarized Topics Via Social Media

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Managing Polarized Topics Via Social Media

 

    1. Do consider your purpose. Are you just venting? Trying to make a change? Lashing out? What you post should take your purpose into consideration. If you are looking to have an honest, open dialog, posts that discredit opposing opinions with judgment and venom are unlikely to accomplish your objective.  Instead, consider asking questions. Pose your observation and be willing to consider others’ opinions – even if they differ from yours.
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Experts Available Through the Thanksgiving Weekend

Experts Available in These Categories

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Available for TOPICS on COVID Prevention, CDC Protocols, Obesity, Pain Management:
Dr. Tammy Penhollow, DO, specializing in anesthesiology and pain management, and has a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing.

Available for TOPICS on Work-Life Integration, Stress Management, Sleep/Rest, Self-Care:
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician and work-life Integration Strategist, international speaker, and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

Available for TOPICS on Public Health/Policy, Healthcare Reform, Skin Cancer:
Dr. Reagan Anderson, DO, specializing in general Dermatology and served in the United States Navy. Author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement, he is passionate about changing healthcare in the U.S.

Available for TOPICS on Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise, Women’s Health, Self-Care:
Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, nurse practitioner and fitness & health advocate. Author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age.

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