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Newswise: Decoding online consumer behavior

Article ID: 715781

Decoding online consumer behavior

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social media unleashed an ocean of consumer data and, while many are drowning in it, digital marketing whiz Purush Papatla sails.

15-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715661

Increases in Social Media Use and Television Viewing Associated with Increases in Teen Depression

Universite de Montreal

A new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine scientists has revealed that social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms.

11-Jul-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

Article ID: 715416

Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

University of California San Diego

Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in online reviews of books and TV shows.

8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715013

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Michigan State University

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. Communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships and access health information, which could explain it, says Keith Hampton, professor of media and information at Michigan State University.

26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 714963

Defending Democracy From Cyber Warfare

Flinders University

The Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance will be the first research centre in Australia to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to social science by bringing together the three key areas of technology, security, governance. The JBC will undertake research in areas of mutual concern to Australia and the United States to improve the capacity of governments and industry to respond to these cyber challenges and threats. This includes digital media manipulation in fostering divisions in civil society, challenging national security and contesting democratic governance.

26-Jun-2019 3:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 714957

Trump’s tweets reveal hidden unity between Democrats, Republicans

University at Buffalo

Democrats and Republicans may stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but both parties share a hidden agreement surrounding President Donald Trump’s online behavior, found a new University at Buffalo study.

25-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Finding Missing Network Links Could Help Develop New Drugs, Stop Disease, Ease Traffic
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    25-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714786

Finding Missing Network Links Could Help Develop New Drugs, Stop Disease, Ease Traffic

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

A new mathematical model of the structure of networks could help find new cancer drugs, speed up traffic flow and combat sexually transmitted disease. Although the three challenges seem diverse, they all could benefit from a theory that helps uncover information about a network by analyzing its structure. The study was published in the journal Chaos. Successful link prediction algorithms already exist for certain types of networks, but the researchers analyzed differently structured networks to come up with their alternative algorithm.

24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714794

Want to earn a college football scholarship? Better start tweeting

University of Iowa

University of Iowa researchers found that high school athletes who talk themselves up on social media are more apt to receive scholarship offers from Division I universities, especially lower-rated recruits, with more offers coming to athletes whose tweets were more self-promotional or ingratiating in nature.

24-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes”

Article ID: 714594

Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes”

Stony Brook University

A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can predict some 21 diseases and conditions, many of them interrelated such as diabetes and hypertension, and anxiety and depression.

19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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