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Article ID: 693299

Telling Job Seekers How Many Other People Have Applied Increases Applications, Could Boost Diversity

Tufts University

Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn – regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low – increased the number of applications, a finding that could help companies that are seeking more diverse applicant pools, according to a new analysis from Tufts economist Laura Gee, Ph.D.

Released:
23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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.

Released:
12-Apr-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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

Released:
12-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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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.

Released:
12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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.

Released:
11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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.

Released:
10-Apr-2018 4:40 PM EDT

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.

Released:
9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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