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With One False Tweet, Computer-Based Hack Crash Led to Real Panic

A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, according to University at Buffalo research.

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Trending Stories Report for 15 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: social media trends, lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, lasers, Hubble, neurology, and the seafood industry.

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The Need for Online Revolution in the Tourism Industry

The internet, and smart technology, have revolutionised the way consumers shop and interact with service providers. From online shopping to keeping up with the latest news, a range of industries have had to adapt to reflect the online habits of their customers. But the travel and tourism industry seems to have thrived online more than most, and Bournemouth University’s (BU) Dr Alessandro Inversini has been researching how the travel and tourism industry can improve its online offering to benefit consumers.

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Social Shaming and the Search for Validation: WVU Professor Examines How, Why

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WVU sociologist professor Jason Manning outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag activism.

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Expert Available to Discuss Online Shaming, Rallies for Support

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Who’s a CEO? Google Image Results Can Shift Gender Biases

A University of Washington study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed image results shifted people's perceptions about how many women actually hold those jobs.

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Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

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Internet Searches Create Illusion of Personal Knowledge, Research Finds

Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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New Book Explores Trolls in Our Culture

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We’ve all observed them: online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible. If we could just eliminate trolls from the Internet the world would be a friendlier place, right? Not exactly, says HSU Communication Lecturer Whitney Phillips.

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Beyond Emojis and LOL, the Art of Writing for 'The Internet Unconscious'

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In his new book, “The Internet Unconscious,” Sandy Baldwin unwraps the layers of the artistry that comprise the emerging field of electronic literature and explores what falls into the literary category in a digital age.