The study surveyed people who posted selfies on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. It found two common reasons.people post.
Patricia Williamson is an associate professor with the school of broadcast and cinematic arts at CMU. She started the study.
“The most common self disclosure goal people have is information storage and entertainment. The entertainment part is pretty simple, either they find it entertaining or they think other people will find it entertaining. The information storage is more about people posting selfies because they want to go back and see what they looked like at a certain time or what they were doing on a certain date. So that’s another self disclosure goal.”
Williamson says the study also shows a generational gap in selfie posting. Younger people tended to post on newer platforms like Snapchat. Older people tend to stick with the tried-and-true, Facebook.
The studies are intended to explore how women over the age of 18, feel about their bodies and their journey to accepting their weight.
The Michigan Parkinsons Foundation says more than one million people in the U.S live with Parkinson’s disease. It’s most common in people over the age of 60, but it can be diagnosed as early as age 20.
Now two national foundations are merging,in order to help further research for a cure.
The National Parkinson’s Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation are joining forces. Under a new name, the Parkinson’s Foundation, the organization hopes to do more good more efficiently.
Officials said the organization’s goals for 2017 are to complete the merger, make resources for patients more accessible, and increase funding for research.
John Lehr is the Chief Executive Officer for the Parkinson’s Foundation. He said the Parkinson’s community supports the merger..
“I think the community is looking for there to be some consolidation, so that you can get efficiencies, you can have a uniformity of programs, that you can go to one website and get all the information that you need, and really just feel like you can turn to one organization that represents you and doing all the things you would want the organization to do.”
Lehr said the foundation will look to the community for their input on how the organization can better serve them.
If you’re feeling frazzled because yours kids favorite tv show went off, relax. On Monday, PBS is launching a new 24/7 kids channel.
The new channel, which is strictly for kids, will include shows like Daniel Tiger, Sesame Street, and Ready, Jet, Go!
Tanya Schripsema is the program director for CMU Public Television. She said the new channel will keep the same educational mission as the primary channel.
“It is very exciting for us to give children the opportunity to watch quality programming with their families,during the primetime hours, after school, and during the weekend.”
Schripsema said improved technology allows CMU Public TV to offer the new children’s channel AND CONTINUE to offer the main channel – with shows like Poldark, Masterpiece and Nova, that they’ve been running for nearly 50-years.
For information on the new TV offerings, you can contact CMU PUblic TV at 800-727-9268. Or go online to WCMU dot org for the full program schedule.
24/7 PBS Kids Program Schedule
A new study released this week looked at 104 cities in Michigan and ranked them based on which are the best for raising a family.
An annual conference of indigenous tribes from across the the Great Lakes region announced this year’s theme: Language for the youth.
Dave Sandford is has been a professional photographer for 20 years. He’s based in London, Ontario -– about a half hour from Lake Erie. Over the years he’s dabbled in several genres of photography, from sports to wildlife, but says he always returns to the Great Lakes in his spare time.
One of Mid-Michigan’s most traveled freeways will soon be under construction. The state department of transportation plans to reconstruct I-475 in Genesee county. The state has reached out to local residents for their input on the changes to be made.
Construction is scheduled to begin in April of 2018 and run to the fall of 2019.
As part of the 39-million dollar project workers will remove two pedestrian bridges, and they’ll replace loop ramps with what are called diamond interchanges.
Ryan Doyle is the Cost and Scheduling Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. He said reconstruction on I-475 is overdue.
“First and foremost it was in poor condition and we needed to address that, so we we’re looking to reconstruct, and we looked at everything through that section of road to what improvements we can make through there.”
Doyle said the work will also include reducing parts of the freeway down to two-lanes. He said that’s in response to population loss in and around the Flint area.
Almost 900-thousand dollars were spent by the Michigan Department of Corrections to cover the costs of a prison disturbance at the Kinross Correctional Facility in September.
Carol Preuett started Whisker Sitters just over four years ago. Now she spends her days traveling house to house to care for dogs, cats, birds, and fish.
She says Whisker Sitters is one of the only full time pet services of its kind in the state.
The grants went to counties including Midland, Wexford, Charlevoix, and Roscommon.
A new law requires Michigan schools to teach students how to perform hands-only CPR training as well as defibrillator use.
The training must be administered sometime between seventh and 12th grade.
Sarah Poole is with Michigan’s American Heart Association.
“This is legislation that we started talking with lawmakers about probably a year and a half ago, and a number of lawmakers at that point expressed support and really came on board in fact a number of them shared stories of using CPR to save somebody.”
Poole says Michigan is the 36th state to require CPR training in public schools.
They’re the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, and on Wednesday, an annual report was released on the State of the Great Lakes.
The bulk of the money comes from Credit Unions for Kids. A pediatric dentist at Hurley donated an additional 10-thousand dollars, bringing the total award to 60-thousand dollars.
Substitute teacher shortages are becoming a major concern across Michigan.
New research could pit chemicals found in traditional Chinese medicine against tuberculosis.
A joint project between the city of Frankenmuth and adjoining township hopes to bring 250 new jobs to the region.
Changes to a Traverse City ordinance will allow some businesses to expand seating into the streets.
It’s called the No Spills Conference. This is its 27th year.
A new study from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York tracks how much plastic is getting into the Great Lakes, and where it’s going.
The Family Research Lab at Central Michigan University is conducting several long-term studies to understand how screen time impacts child development.
Cleveland’s own Charles Brush created the world’s first electric wind turbine in the 1800’s. He used it to power his home. And since then, wind turbines have popped up all over the world — but never in the Great Lakes.
A new study from the University of Michigan shows the number of children born with opioid addictions in rural communities increased significantly from 2004 to 2013.
Four students from SVSU’s team qualified for the National Forensics Association Tournament.
On January 1st 2017 Michigan’s hourly minimum wage will increase 40 cents, from 8.50 to $8.90 an hour.