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Social Media, pshychology, Facebook, Selfesteem, Positivity

'Likes' Less Likely to Affect Self-Esteem of People with Purpose

The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up of a ‘like’ has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts.

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Law and Public Policy

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Presidential Debate, Debate, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Twitter, Social Media, Rethoric

Twitter Will Go Nuts if Clinton Lands Off-the-Cuff Zingers at Debate

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Selfies, Happiness, Gloria Mark, Yu Chen, Smartphone

UCI Study Links Selfies, Happiness

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Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.

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UF/IFAS Researchers Share Safest Ways to Spray for Zika Mosquitoes, Protect Bees

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Florida beekeepers are concerned after 2.5 million bees that were killed during an aerial spraying with Naled/Dibrom for Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Dorchester County, S.C. Now, Floridians are looking for ways to avoid the same tragedy. Florida is the third-largest beekeeping state in the nation.

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GW Cancer Center, Patient-Centered Care, Cancer Care, Cancer Survivorship, Cancer Patients, Patient Navigation, Translational Cancer Research, PCORI

GW Cancer Center Launches Online Community of Practice for Patient-centered Care

The George Washington University Cancer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever online Community of Practice for patient-centered cancer care.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Social Media, Memory, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Memory research

Social Media Boosts Remembrance of Things Past

A new study – the first to look at social media’s effect on memory – suggests posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall.

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Education, art education, social media, Learning, Teenagers, Youth, Youth at Risk, Instagram, Photography

Mobile Media and Visual Art Making Boost School Engagement

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Keeping teens focused on what’s happening in class rather than their electronic device is a tall order, given that 73 per cent of them have access to a smartphone — and most would prefer to be on Instagram than at school. But what if making, sharing, liking and commenting on photos was part of the curriculum instead of a forbidden activity?

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Pop Culture

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narcos, Colombia, Drug Trafficking, drug war, Pablo Escobar, Netflix, Violence

Is Netflix’s Hit Show “Narcos” Culturally Sensitive and Historically Accurate? Unlikely, Says American University Professor

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Cyberbullying, Bullying, Education, Schools, Friends, Teenagers, Health, Dating, Adolescents, Facebook

Youth Cyberbullying Most Common Among Current or Former Friends and Dating Partners

Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Death, Mourning, Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, University of Washington, Health, Grieving, Family, Sociology

‘I Miss You So Much’: How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Death and mourning were largely considered private matters in the 20th century, with the public remembrances common in previous eras replaced by intimate gatherings behind closed doors in funeral parlors and family homes. But social media is redefining how people grieve, and Twitter in particular — with its ephemeral mix of rapid-fire broadcast and personal expression — is widening the conversation around death and mourning, two University of Washington (UW) sociologists say.

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WIFI, Backscatter, Internet of Things, Wireless Communication, Implantable Devices

Interscatter Enables 1st Implanted Devices, Smart Contact Lenses, Credit Cards That ‘Talk’ Wi-Fi

"Interscatter" communication developed by University of Washington engineers allows power-limited devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches.

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Pokemon, Texting, augmented reality, pedestrian safety , Pedestrian Accidents, Conrad Earnest, Gaming, Traffic Accidents

The Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting

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It’s taking over headlines around the world – people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game. Conrad Earnest, a research scientist at Texas A&M University’s Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab, says much of the danger in playing the game is similar to the hazards of texting, a subject he has studied in the past.

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Twitter Shows Promise in Rapid Assessment of Collective Traumas’ Local Impact

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An alternative to using Twitter geotags and hashtags to identify community members who have experienced collective trauma, such as a school shooting, shows promise in helping researchers rapidly assess local effects. The approach, developed by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, was deployed to study the impact of deadly gun violence at UC Santa Barbara, Northern Arizona University and Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.

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Austerity Linked to Rise of the 'Spornosexual'

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he economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand.

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computer science and engineering, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Internet, Research & Development, Software Engineering, technology and engineering, Telecommunication

Researchers Map Netflix's Content Delivery Network for the First Time

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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McIlwain, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, media studies, Internet, Race, Racism, Technology

NYU Study Looks at How Racial Inequality is Produced Online

Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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CSU Channel Islands Economics Professor Can Comment on Walmart Buying jet.com to Compete Against Amazon and How It Will Affect e-Commerce.

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Aik Choon Tan, University Of Colorado Cancer Center, Bioinformatics, HiPub, Text Mining, Pubmed text mining, Cancer, Molecular Biology

Free Chrome Plugin Mines PubMed to Visualize Gene, Protein, Drug and Disease Connections

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Text-mining tool developed at CU Cancer Center and published today in Bioinformatics helps researchers map connections between genes, proteins, drugs, diseases.

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side-channel, side-channel signals, IoT, Internet of Things

Monitoring Side-Channel Signals Could Detect Malicious Software on IoT Devices

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A $9.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could lead to development of a new technique for wirelessly monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) devices for malicious software – without affecting the operation of the ubiquitous but low-power equipment.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Social Media, social media and cancer, Cancer Treatment, Decision Making

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction with Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

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Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study finds.







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