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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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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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.

Science

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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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Social Media, Twitter, collective trauma

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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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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Internet, Internet Access, Precision Medicine Initiative, Education, Poverty, Medical Research

Use of Internet in Medical Research May Hinder Recruitment of Minorities, Poor

A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis concludes that as researchers turn to the internet to find study participants, current health-care disparities may persist. They found that getting individuals to go online was difficult, particularly if subjects didn't have high school educations, had incomes below the poverty line or were African-American.

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Obesity, online intervention, Weight Loss Coaching, Weight Loss

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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Turkey, COUP, Democracy, Internet

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

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Behaviour, Mass Media, Personality, Attitude, Social And Behavioral Sciences

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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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Twitter, Social Media, Portfolio Management, Stocks

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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RNC, Republican Convention, Donald Trump, Twitter, computational communication science, Presidential Election 2016

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

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Online Dating, Online dating sites, Relationships, personal profiles, Self Presentation

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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