Bustle | Becoming a clown trend on TikTok

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in home, Media, Online article

The ‘Becoming A Clown’ meme on Tiktok involves turning yourself into a clown in response to negative life events, while sharing those events with viewers. I talked to Griffin Wynn in Bustle about why people might do this, and what benefits they might get from it. Read the article here...

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RTÉ News | Online dating fraud

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in home, Media, Online article, TV

€1m scammed as 75 cases of romance fraud reported I spoke to the RTÉ Six One News about the characteristics of victims of online dating fraud and why people might fall for these scams. Read the accompanying article on RTÉ here.View the segment here on the RTE player...

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BBC News | Mature dating apps

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020 in home, Media, Online article, Radio

By Dougal Shaw I spoke with Dougal Shaw in the BBC about how older people date online, the differences between them and younger daters, and the differences between men and women who date online after fifty. This was also produced as a Radio 4 segment combining interviews with online daters over fifty and my views as a cyberpsychology researcher. Read the article online here...

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RTÉ Lifestyle | Online dating

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in home, Media, Online article

Why was your amazing dating app match a dud in person? If you have ever tried online dating, or spoken with someone who has, you’ll know most first dates fall flat. Despite your excitement at your perfect online match, when you meet in person they can range from dull and boring to downright creepy. Though it can be a hugely successful way of meeting a partner and countless people do find a match, there are many obstacles to overcome...

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RTÉ News | Momo Hoax

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in home, Media, Online article

What did we learn amid unfounded fears about Momo? After the viral spread of the Momo Challenge in recent weeks, I talked to Mark O’Flynn in RTÉ about why it went viral, how media, schools and police organisations exacerbated the problem, and how a lack of media literacy caused parents to overreact. Read the piece...

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