Natalie Pennington In The News

Profile: Natalie Pennington

December 3, 2019
Are you one of the millions of younger people quitting Facebook? For more than a decade, we’ve used Facebook as a way to keep up with friends.
November 17, 2019
Today is National Unfriend Day.
November 17, 2019
There's a holiday for practically everything -- even pruning your collection of friends on social media. Sunday is National Unfriend Day, which was started in 2010 by late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel. Shrinking your social circle has a number of benefits, according to Natalie Pennington, a communications professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, whose dissertation, cited in a university release, focuses on the effects of unfriending and unfollowing through social media.
November 16, 2019
The holiday encourages users of Facebook and other social networking platforms to examine how close or superficial their online relationships are, and unfriend those who ignore a status update pleading for volunteers to help move.
November 15, 2019
Former Las Vegas resident and comedian Jimmy Kimmel has created a holiday to help you end superficial relationships online. National Unfriend Day is Nov. 17 and a UNLV professor agrees with Kimmel.
November 15, 2019
You’ve got plenty of friends on social media until … there’s one less friend. In other words, you’ve been “unfriended.”
November 15, 2019
National Unfriend Day is Nov. 17 and a UNLV professor says that getting rid of toxic people on social media could help your mental health.
November 4, 2019
It’s the Girl Scout mantra: Make new friends but keep the old. However, according to UNLV communication studies professor and researcher Natalie Pennington, that may not be the best advice for your mental health.