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Article ID: 692901

Researchers Use Search Engines, Social Media to Predict Syphilis Trends

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur.

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16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692724

Distracted by Social Media, But Students Are Still Listening

American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that social media distraction in the classroom interferes with visual, but not auditory, learning in college students. The paper is published in Advances in Physiology Education.

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12-Apr-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692699

‘Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds

Northwestern University

Findings suggest real news is failing as a corrective to false information perpetuated by fake news

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12-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692680

The Data Debacle: Many Unaware Researchers Study Their Social Media

University of Kentucky

If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers often gather and study their tweets according to a new study.

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12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692617

Zuckerberg Testimony Is ‘Turning Point’ for Data Privacy Discussion

West Virginia University

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal turning point for data privacy discussions. Further, she says, it’s time to classify social media companies like Facebook so the need for regulatory rules—if any—can be determined.

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11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692564

Facebook Privacy Settings: How to Make Your Account More Secure

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Warner, cybersecurity expert and director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, offers tips on which Facebook settings to pay close attention to.

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10-Apr-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692500

Facebook Hearings on Capitol Hill Provide an Opportunity to Regain Public Trust

Virginia Tech

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10-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692469

CAUSE V Digital Operations Team Responds to Tacoma Train Derailment

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Less than a month after S&T provided training to teach volunteers how to distinguish relevant pieces of information amid a squall of tweets, news releases and other items that needed vetting before they could be considered actionable, they used their skills in a real-world emergency.

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9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692400

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

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6-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692385

Sexting: A Q&A on How to Talk to Your Children About Sharing Digital Content with Others

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB pediatrician offers her advice for handling tricky conversations with your children about appropriate digital device use and sexting.

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6-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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