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One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends’ Facebook Accounts

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Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

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Which Facebook “Friends” Help Most When Looking for a Job? Depends Where You Live in the World

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Research from Tufts University used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries to determine that the role of weak and strong ties in job searches is important around the world, but the value of a single strong tie is even more important for job seekers in countries with pronounced income inequality.

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CSU Dominguez Hills Presents LAEDC’s ‘Future Forums: Cyber Security’

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Leaders in digital technology, education, business, and city governance gathered in El Segundo Dec. 14 for Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Future Forums: Cyber Security to address society’s increasing vulnerability to cyber threats.

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Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News

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The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news -- and fact checks of those claims -- spread online through social networks.

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Penn Medicine, Social Media, online reviews, patient advocacy, HCAHPS, JAMA, health innovation, Yelp, Patient Satisfaction

Learning by Listening: Penn Physicians Say Online Reviews Can Improve Health Care

Online platforms that allow users to read and write reviews of businesses and services afford health care providers an opportunity to learn by listening, Penn Medicine physicians say in a new Viewpoint published today in JAMA. The authors point to a growing body of literature supporting the value of unstructured reviews in supplementing ratings from formal sources such as the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Heathcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). They call on hospital leaders to pay attention to online reviews to show current and prospective patients that they are being heard.

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Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.

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Iowa State Researcher Joins Effort to Prevent Online Harassment

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The prevalence of online harassment is well documented. That’s why an Iowa State researcher is part of a team working to understand why people engage in online harassment and how best to prevent it from happening.

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Union Leader, Not Trump, Is Winner of Twitter Clash

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Narcissistic Individuals Use Social Media to Self-Promote

A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors.

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Suggestions for You: A Better, Faster Recommendation Algorithm

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Researchers suggest a better algorithm for digital recommendation systems that suggest songs, movies, or romantic partners for you.

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Healthy Sexting

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Research is pointing to something called healthy sexting — a vehicle for enhancing the amorous dimensions of loving relationships.

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How Social Media Impacts Consumer Spending

For businesses using social media, posts with high engagement have the greatest impact on customer spending, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Google, Facebook Must Set Standards Beyond Fake News

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Voting Day Round-Up! Research and Experts on 2016 Election

click to view recent experts and research related to the 2016 Election

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UIC Journal Shows ‘Bots’ Sway Political Discourse, Could Impact Election

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Researchers worry that robot-generated tweets distort political online discussion and may impact election outcomes.

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#FrenemiesDay: Reconnect with Those You've 'Defriended' on Social Media During Election Season

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Make America Tweet Again

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Computer scientists from the University of Utah’s College of Engineering have developed what they call “sentiment analysis” software that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say. To test out the accuracy of this software’s machine-learning model, the team used it to analyze the individual sentiments of more than 1.6 million (and counting) geo-tagged tweets about the U.S. presidential election over the last five months.

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antimicrobial stewardship, Social Media, Medical Education, Public Health, American Journal of Infection Control, antibiotic resisistance

Social Media Proves Effective as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship

A new study (www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(16)30688-5/fulltext) from the University of Chicago Medicine examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent (www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare) of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, leading to such unintended consequences such as antibiotic toxicity and increased antimicrobial resistance. Ensuring optimal use of antibiotics continues to be a central public health concern, and medical residents are a central focus of efforts to improve education in this field. But the question remains as to the best way to reach them.

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Virginia Tech Expert: Don’t Let Political Disagreements End Relationships; It’s Okay to Be ‘Frenemies’

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High Profile Facebook Post Provides Insights Into Pro- and Anti-Vaccination Beliefs

One of the challenges to understanding the concerns behind vaccine hesitancy is that very seldom are people with worries about vaccines and vaccine advocates brought together in the same space, especially online. Both groups gravitate towards internet “echo chambers,” only communicating with other likeminded individuals. In January 2016, however, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself holding his baby daughter with the caption “Doctor’s visit – time for vaccines!” With his undeniable reach and the ability of anyone to comment, the post represented a unique opportunity to analyze the language used to express pro- vaccination and anti-vaccination viewpoints and understand how people on both sides of the debate perceive the risks of vaccination.







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