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Technology as the New Tobacco - The Scholarly Kitchen: Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media

blog post image Technology as the New Tobacco - The Scholarly Kitchen: Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media and cigarettes.

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says: Adults often bemoan the amount of time young

blog post image Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says: Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a...

Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing

blog post image Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you...

67% of Americans use social media to get some of their news; Twitter and Snapchat for news are getting more popular: Sixty-seven

blog post image 67% of Americans use social media to get some of their news; Twitter and Snapchat for news are getting more popular: Sixty-seven percent of Americans report getting some of their news via social media at some point, according to a Pew Research survey of just under 5,000 U.S. adults conducted last month...

Acid attacks have been happening in the UK for 200 years, so why are we only talking about them now?: Around eight years

blog post image Acid attacks have been happening in the UK for 200 years, so why are we only talking about them now?: Around eight years ago, when researching the screenplay for my short film “Shrouded”, I spoke to women who were victims of acid attacks, but had chosen to wear the Niqab to cover their scarred...

Charlie Gard judge said case highlights "pitfalls" of social media: Mr Justice Francis said the case had escalated

blog post image Charlie Gard judge said case highlights "pitfalls" of social media: Mr Justice Francis said the case had escalated to an 'international scale' and had even involved President Trump, the Vatican and Theresa May and allowed ill-informed statements to dominate the public debate. In applying existing...

Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses: "Fears of mass manipulation by new media

blog post image Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses: "Fears of mass manipulation by new media are as old as mass media themselves. Almost every expansion of media or new media technology provoked paranoia about the contagious emotions of 'the masses.'"

An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy:

blog post image An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy: For nearly as many years as he’s occupied the public eye, famed linguist and anarchist philosopher Noam Chomsky has made claims that might have discredited other academics.

Responding to social media posts with pictures of a cute hedgehog in a hat. When you see a post and don't quite know what

blog post image Responding to social media posts with pictures of a cute hedgehog in a hat. When you see a post and don't quite know what to say then perhaps the only option is to respond with a picture of a hedgehog in a hat. After all isn't that why the internet was invented? First of all the social media machine...

Higher ed social media platform taps instructional design firm | University Business Magazine

blog post image Higher ed social media platform taps instructional design firm | University Business Magazine

China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017 - ExtremeTech: China is working on a

blog post image China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017 - ExtremeTech: China is working on a prototype exascale (1,000-petaflop) system that it aims to complete by the end of this year, according to state media.

Obama: “My instinct is everybody hates media right now…that has to be an opportunity”: President Obama

blog post image Obama: “My instinct is everybody hates media right now…that has to be an opportunity”: President Obama appeared on the latest episode of the new podcast Pod Save America, in what was billed as his last interview as president of the United States before Donald Trump's inauguration on...

Another survey finds users aren’t that engaged with online video: News organizations have been producing loads of

blog post image Another survey finds users aren’t that engaged with online video: News organizations have been producing loads of video content to fill social media feeds and attract higher ad rates, but a new report from the social analytics firm Parse.ly finds that users engage with video much less than other...

What to Learn from US Govt Strategy on AI. There is an urgency. It's commercial. China is already in the lead. There is

blog post image What to Learn from US Govt Strategy on AI. There is an urgency. It's commercial. China is already in the lead. There is no clear vision where to focus funding. The US has a good roadmap and wants to expand the workforce. The US is not going for general intelligence. "On October 12, 2016, President...

Multi-social millennials more likely depressed than social(media)ly conservative peers: Compared with the total time spent

blog post image Multi-social millennials more likely depressed than social(media)ly conservative peers: Compared with the total time spent on social media, use of multiple platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety among young adults, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media,...

The UK government's latest deluded idea: 'banning' underage sexting on social media: When the UK government is not busy

blog post image The UK government's latest deluded idea: 'banning' underage sexting on social media: When the UK government is not busy looking for ways to invade internet users' privacy, it's looking for ways to restrict what they are able to do online -- particularly when it comes to things of a sexual nature.

Survey of large publishers: 30 percent of our website visits come from Facebook: For publishers, Facebook is the proverbial

blog post image Survey of large publishers: 30 percent of our website visits come from Facebook: For publishers, Facebook is the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the room: They know they have to deal with it, but they aren't always sure of the best strategy for approach. "A new report out today from the International...

Social media and healthcare quality improvement: a nascent field Megan L Ranney. Nicholas Genes. BMJ Quality & Safety.

blog post image Social media and healthcare quality improvement: a nascent field Megan L Ranney. Nicholas Genes. BMJ Quality & Safety.

Peer to peer breastmilk sharing - "personal social media pages and private groups [used] rather than more well-known

blog post image Peer to peer breastmilk sharing - "personal social media pages and private groups [used] rather than more well-known milk sharing sites". Milk Sharing in Practice: A Descriptive Analysis of Peer Breastmilk Sharing: Abstract Peer breastmilk sharing has emerged in recent years as a subject of...

Social media beneficial for sharing and building upon patient experiences, research shows: University of Leicester research

blog post image Social media beneficial for sharing and building upon patient experiences, research shows: University of Leicester research suggests patients often seek medical knowledge from social media platforms rather than traditional medical sources.