The Web site, which is the fifth-most viewed in America, allows its 56 million members to create online profiles and correspond with people with similar interests.
Boyd found that members, most of whom are teenagers, use the site to develop their identities and to meet friends or form new relationships.
In the version of Monkey that will launch with i OS11, the machine learning will kick in before the user is even reported.
Monkey is taking this seriously and being proactive to solve it." Monkey has been downloaded almost three million times since it launched in November 2016, according to mobile app analytics company App Annie, and averaged 300,000 monthly active users during Q2 of 2017.
Justine Cassell, professor of communication studies at Northwestern University, who presented research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in St.
Louis, said: "The Internet is not diminishing community activity, but simply transferring it to online communities.
The sullen teenager who lurks in his room surfing the Internet for hours on end is not being antisocial and withdrawn.
Involvement might not take place in the school gymnasium or around the campfire, but instead in online communities in the glow of computer screens." A second study by Danah Boyd, also of Northwestern, examined the way that young people use My Space.com, which was recently bought by News Corporation, parent company of The Times and of (Monkey claims its actual usage is much higher, in the millions.) It's particularly popular among teens and young adults.According to App Annie, Monkey was the number-one app downloaded by 13-to-24 year-olds in April, and has remained in the top 10 ever since.Among the 25 users CNBC chatted with, one was engaging in a sexually explicit act while another was showing off his genitals."I'm sorry that you experienced explicit content," Turner said."There is a perception that young people are spending all their time doing something damaging here, and my research suggests that that is not the case," she said.