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Article ID: 701171

Your Facebook Friends Don’t Mean It, but They’re Likely Hurting You Daily

University at Buffalo

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701150

Is That Selfie Edited? Why It May Matter for Women Viewers

Ohio State University

There’s a surprising upside to the fact that many people edit their selfies on Instagram and other social media sites to enhance their appearance. A new study found that when women believed that selfies of thin and sexualized women had been edited, viewing these images had less negative impact on one aspect of their mental health.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700763

Going Viral: Investor Attention to Social Media Stocks

Michigan Technological University

What is the value of a social media firm? Paying attention to what investors tune into keeps a finger on the pulse of market fluctuations. And a new study finds that retail investors pay attention to social media stocks over other stocks.

Released:
19-Sep-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700765

What Your Cell Phone Camera Tells You About Your Brain

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory – the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology.

Released:
19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700660

Capitalizing on sleep-wake cycle can drastically increase digital ad profits from social media, study shows

University of Notre Dame

New Notre Dame research shows digital content platforms can increase traffic to their websites from social media and boost digital ad profits by at least 8 percent, simply by aligning their posting schedules with target audiences’ sleep-wake cycles.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700259

Social Media, Social Problems

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware professor explores the effect the Internet and social media has on our well-being in a new book. One finding: The use of smartphones and other mobile devices that allow people to be online wherever they are has created new and different problems with interpersonal communication.

Released:
10-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    10-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700029

Following Twitter Conversations Around Hacked Diabetes Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

University of Utah Health

Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the diabetes community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology.

Released:
5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700057

Patient Beware: Researchers Diagnose Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings

Indiana University

Researchers Victoria Perez and Seth Freedman of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs compared social media ratings of hospitals offered by patients with the extensive data available through the federal government's "Hospital Compare" website.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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