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Facebook Profiles Capture True Personality

Online social networks such as Facebook are being used to express and communicate real personality, instead of an idealized virtual identity, according to new research from psychologist Sam Gosling at The University of Texas at Austin.

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New Technology Produces New Words

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The Facebook term “unfriend” was recently picked as 2009 Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. Ananda Mitra, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, discusses how technology influences language and social interaction.

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Message Gone Viral? Blame It on Altruistic, Yet Image-conscious Internet 'e-mavens'

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Why do some online ad campaigns go viral while other online marketing messages gather “cyber-dust” on the information superhighway? The key may lie in the motivation of Internet users to email that content to their social network, say researchers from Ryerson University and Simon Fraser University.

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Social Networks Thrive By Linking

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"Reaching out, not building walls" is an apt description of the core competitive strategy of firms in the social networking services industry, as new research by Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business professors shows.

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Friend This: Scientists Will Find Research Partners More Easily, Thanks to Grant Establishing National ‘VIVOweb’ Network

The National Institutes of Health have awarded the University of Florida – with Cornell University Library and Indiana University as major partners – a two-year, $12.2 million grant to bolster a national, Facebook-like, professional social network that enables scientists to find new biomedical research and partnerships. The new network will be called VIVOweb.

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Public Broadcasting Seeks New Models for News

Eight best practices to help public broadcasting remain among most trusted U.S. news sources.

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Mayo Clinic Launches Syndicated Medical Edge Weekend Radio Program

Mayo Clinic is announcing the launch of Medical Edge Weekend, a weekly one-hour radio program that offers listeners in-depth information and discussions of important medical topics with Mayo Clinic specialists, including the opportunity to interact via social media tools such as Twitter.

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Grandma's on Facebook

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Sociology and Social Work will use a five-year, $1.9 million National Institute on Aging grant to study the ability of computer use and social media networking to enhance the quality of life of elderly adults through online social connections and easier access to health information.

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Researcher Says Media and Technology Are Rapidly Transforming Arab Culture

The Arab world is watching television, and a lot of it. In fact, western ideas are starting to transform Arab culture at a pace that might be too fast, according to a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Study Shows Congressional Use of Twitter Falls Short

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A new study by University of Maryland researchers finds a growing use of Twitter among members of Congress - but found they are using the social media platform mostly to promote themselves, rather than engage in dialogue with constituents and the public at large.







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