THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE DEPRESSION TENDENCY

In today’s world, with the technological developments, human life has changed. Social media is one of the most important technological developments that change human life. In this study, it has been tried to determine the negative psychological effects of social media usage in human life. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect of social media on the psychological tendency of depression. Considering the current state of technology, the increasing use of social media and becoming a part of daily life has led to the need for more scientific research. To be able to do this study, 78 students were interviewed face to face at high school level in Kadıköy, İstanbul. Content analysis method was used as data analysis method. According to the answers it is realized that the average daily duration of social media use was quite long.
Social media is also a place where individuals can experience psychological problems and can have social problems such as depression. In addition, the likes and dislikes of the shares made by other people have a serious impact on a person’s life. As seen in this study and similar studies, the impact of social media on human life is one of the important issues that need to be studied more scientifically. The duration of social media usage and the purposes on which social media shares are made and the response to the postings and the impact on the user are extremely important.
 

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INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS USED AGAINST TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION

Recently, the increase in antidepressant use constitutes the subject of scientific researches mostly. Increased use of antidepressants -especially by teenagers- reduces sociality and the quality of time spent with family, and this drives these teenagers into technology even more. By way of this information, in this research, the impacts of antidepressants on technology addiction –in high school students- are investigated. In order to understand the interaction between the two variables, we decided to test and compare the technology addiction of the students using antidepressants with the ones that don’t. “Internet Addiction Test” developed by Dr. Kimberly Young is applied to the students that were determined upon data searching. The subject students were determined among students of two high schools (one private and one public) that are located in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district. A total of 100 students of 15,16,17 and 18 ages (25 students per each age group) were investigated. Half of the students were antidepressant users, while the other half was not. Students who use antidepressants were tested by their school counselors and in compliance with the privacy principle. Test results were evaluated through the IBM-SPSS Version 24.0 program and it was determined that students using antidepressant had a higher level of technological addiction compared to students that did not use.

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE AND NARCISISM

Today, in line with the developments in new communication technologies, interest in using social media tools, especially by the young population, has increased. When using social media, people share certain contents because they believe that they may attract their followers’ attention and they satisfy their self-desire for being applauded, appreciated, own prestige, being valued, loved and respected by social media releases. Narcissistic personalities attain their self-desire to be much more viewed, recognized and approved and to portray an identity that they want to be –instead of their actual identity- by creating a social media profile.

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Mobile Application to detect battery powered/electrical wheel chairs charging stations

  This developed mobile application programme is prepared for physically handicapped people to reach the closest wheelchair charging station easily and fleetly from the place they are in order to make physically handicapped people’s life easier. The mobile programming was prepared in Hybrid language and during the preparation process it was benefited from the html5, JavaScript, .NET and MsSql Server libraries on the application   Adobe Phone gap / Cordova. Also, this application has a web-based control panel. The application could be downloaded free from Google Store for Android systems. Today this programme could be reachable for all physically handicapped people for the sake of actively used mobile phones. In the content of the application, it could be possible to find the closest charging station. Besides, it would be possible to inform inactive charging station and remove this inactive station from the system. It can be possible to take the address of the stations from Yandex maps. At the same time, it was designed to be developed by all the users with smart learning. Owing to this feature, new stations could be included in the database easily. This application presents the opportunity to upload the station that the users realize to the system at once if they also detect the inexact station they can inform the system about this station. By means of technology, the application could keep itself up-to-date in the world that the needs could be changeable at any time.

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