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As Scientists Take to Twitter, New Study Shows Power of “Visual Abstract” Graphics to Share Results

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When it comes to sharing new research findings with the world, Twitter has emerged as a key tool for scientists. A new study shows a way for research findings to reach even more people, by boiling them down into a Twitter-friendly graphic called a “visual abstract”. The result: Nearly three times as many clicks to read the full paper.

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

“If you are obsessed with Instagram, you might get an influx of anxiety chemicals that your body strives to reduce by logging into Instagram. We see this type of obsession with smartphones and social media, and it is rampant.” – Dr. Larry Rosen, CSU Dominguez Hills

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Researcher Says Customized Content on Political Websites Hurts Democracy

Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication and an expert in the political effects of communication technology.

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food journals, Instagram, food photography, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Personal tracking

Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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Viral Videos of Onboard Clashes Are Not the Full Story

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After the Death of a Friend, Healing in a Human Social Network

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The first large-scale research on recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group – a study of 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook - shows that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person’s friends. A human social network repairs itself in ways that keep our total connectedness the same.

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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find

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A Virginia Tech economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

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Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies

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The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.

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UNC Charlotte Study of Online Activism Data Wins Top Prize

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UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.Their paper “From Cluster Tweets to Retweets: A Big Data, Rhetorical Exploration of Digital Social Advocacy in the Context of the Charlotte Protests on Twitter” recently won the “Boston University Award for the Top Paper about Public Relations and the Social and Emerging Media.”

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Cross-Cultural Study Strengthens Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

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New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture.







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