Source: Business Insider
A new study conducted by Stanford aims to understand how people’s use of technology impacts their wellbeing. The researchers want to differentiate between all the different ways people might use a single platform, like Facebook. Instead of relying of self reporting, a program will take a screenshot every five seconds, and they hope to eventually take screenshots every second. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Measuring screen time doesn’t cut it anymore, according to Stanford researchers who announced the launch of the Human Screenome Project this week. The project, as described in the MIT Technology Review , will study digital screen time by taking screenshots of participants’ devices at five-second intervals. “Mapping the human screenome can be a critical and cross-cutting part of solutions and theories about social challenges involving media – from fake news to smartphone addiction to social media and mental health,” the authors wrote about the project, which they compare to mapping the human genome.