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How Many Calories in That Tweet?

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A team of scientists have invented an instrument for measuring calories in social media. This "lexicocalorimeter" gathers tens of millions of geo-tagged Twitter posts from across the United States and presents a portrait of each state's calorie balance based on food and activity words. The results correlate closely with traditional measures of well-being and the approach could become a new remote-sensing tool for public health officials. The results were published in PLOS ONE.

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Doctoral Students’ Study Alters the Way Those Who Take and Share Selfies Are Viewed

The research reveals three categories of selfie takers and dispels the notion that they are inherently narcissistic.

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Want to 'Friend' an Old Flame on Facebook or Flirt Online? Social Media Researcher Says Think About Your Current Romantic Relationship First

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One of the best gifts a person could give their significant other for Valentine's Day is a discussion on boundaries regarding social media, according to a researcher at Kansas State University.

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ProMedica, Paramount Health Care Team Up with American Well to Provide Online Health Visits

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ProMedica, an Ohio-based health system, and Paramount Health Care, a health insurance provider affiliated with ProMedica, are collaborating with American Well, a leading telehealth company, to offer live video medical visits 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Product Review Websites Try to Help but Actually May Harm Consumers

Third-party “infomediary” websites that aim to inform the public about products are sometimes, inadvertently, doing a disservice to the people they’re trying to help, according to new research.

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Social Media and Work Relations: Do People “Like” Their Boss?

Marketing expert Deborah Cohn of NYIT School of Management and conflict resolution expert Joshua Bienstock (also at NYIT) have won two grants to research social media behaviors and work relationships across four countries.

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Online Database Aims to Collect, Organize Research on Cancer Mutations

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an online “knowledgebase” intended for the gathering and organization of cancer genomic information so that clinicians have improved chances of identifying important mutations in a patient’s tumor and potentially connecting genetic errors with drugs known to target them. The online resource, called CIViC, is described Jan. 30 in Nature Genetics.

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Tweeting the Way to Health: Penn Medicine Launches Center for Digital Health

Across the world, social media users leave a trail of clues about themselves each time they Tweet, post to Facebook, write a Yelp review, and apply a filter and hashtags to their latest Instagram photo. Under the leadership of Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, researchers and physicians at Penn Medicine are mining those clues to find what ails them – and how to fix it.

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Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Finds

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If you're seeking investments through online marketing or crowd-funding websites, be sure to smile in your profile photo or your post. But maybe not too big.

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Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

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Tim Weninger, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, conducted two large-scale experiments on Reddit and the results provide insight into how a single up/down vote can influence what content users see on the site.

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Trump Opposition Can Learn From Eco; Counter Outrageous Pronouncements but Stop Playing by His Rules, Virginia Tech Expert Says

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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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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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