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Online Intervention Helps Sustain Weight Loss

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that an online behavioural counselling tool is effective at helping people lose weight.

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There Is Still Time to Save Democracy in Turkey, Expert Says.

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Trolls Often Waive Their Anonymity Online

From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in today's digital world. The potential consequences of such virtual witch-hunts - whether justified or otherwise - include a loss of reputation, resignations, losing one's job, social isolation or falling share prices. Predominant opinion suggests that it is the supposed online anonymity which decreases the inhibitions of trolls on the internet.

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Twitter Sentiment Offers Clues to Stock Performance, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

A new study by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School professor finds a strong contemporaneous correlation does exist between the mood of a day’s worth of tweets about a particular stock and the performance of that stock.

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Twitter Verdict - Trump Full of Sound and Fury, Influencing No One

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Online Braggers Don’t Get Dates

What makes an online dater successful? Do the same factors that make face-to-face relationships successful also apply in the online dating world?

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Imaging Software Predicts How You Look with Different Hair Styles, Colors, Appearances

How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search engine developed by a University of Washington computer vision researcher lets a person imagine how they would look with different hairstyles or appearances.

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Health Benefits Of Pokémon Go

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Real-life positive health consequences of playing Pokémon Go—a new GPS-based augmented reality game—are happening across the nation. According to Matt Hoffman, DNP, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, this quest to “catch ‘em all” is great news for public health.

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3 experts from @UUtah are available to comment on the exploding popularity of @PokemonGoApp

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‘Pokemon Go’ Platform Not New, But Phenomenon Is, Say UGA Experts

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Top News Outlets See More Risks Than Benefits in Employees' Use of Social Media

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Realizing the risks of social media, major news organizations have created guidelines for employees regarding how to use these outlets, separate from the companies' existing codes of conduct. Little scholarly attention has been paid to the guidelines so far.

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Baylor Expert Can Discuss Positives — and Perils — of Sharing Tragedies, Hot-button Issues on Social Media

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Could Growing Internet Use Inspire More Democratic Uprisings?

While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.

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Computer Sketches Set to Make Online Shopping Much Easier

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.

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You Are Not as Anonymous as You Think Online

Hiding online is harder than you'd think

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SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

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By detecting semantic inconsistencies in content, researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.

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