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Buyer Beware: Southeastern Faculty Tackle Trend of 'Fake News'

Members of the communication faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University tackled questions about the term "fake news" at a panel discussion sponsored by the university’s Sims Memorial Library and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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social media analysis, digital forensics, NATO, Nitin Agarwal, Information Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, STRATCOM COE, Latvian Defense Academy , Blogtrackers, social cyber forensics, Deviant Behavior

Arkansas Professor and Student to Lead NATO Training Course on Social Media Analysis

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Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy chair and professor of information science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his doctoral student, Nihal Hussain, will conduct a four-day social media analysis training course for NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOM COE) at the Latvian Defense Academy March 21-24.

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Neuroscience, Facebook, Facebook usage, Brain, Behavioral, Cognitive, dual system, Psychology, Information Systems, DePaul, DePaul University, texting while driving, SNS, social networking systems, Social Media

Study: Problematic Social Media Use Linked to Brain Imbalance

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The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, find researchers in a recent study published in the Journal of Management Information Systems.

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Study Finds Little Consistency in Doctor Reviews on Three Physician Rating Websites

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When looking for a doctor, many consumers turn to websites that post physician ratings and reviews. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that reviews for individual sports medicine doctors were inconsistent when compared on three popular physician rating websites.

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Flood, Flood Control, Flood Defence, Hurricane, Storm, Weather, weather alert, Weather and Forecasting, Extreme Weather, extreme weather events, Prediction, social media, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Sensors, Sensors & detectors, Monitor, Warning Labels, warning system, Semantics, Computer Science, Warwick, University of Warwick

Floods and Hurricanes Predicted with Social Media

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Social media can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen – such as hurricanes, storms and floods – according to new research by the University of Warwick.

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Experts to Discuss Trolls, Bots, and Fake News at South Big Data Hub Roundtable

Four experts will participate in a roundtable discussion that will be broadcast as a free webcast on March 9 and explore how trolls, bots, and fake news are shaping conversations and shifting public discourse in an online environment.

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Smartphones, Cellphones, Phones, Tech, Technology, Communications, Telecommunications, Personality, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI, CHI 2017, CHI, Computing, Internet, mobile devices, Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ, Janne Lindqvist

Smartphone Interruptions: Are Yours Relentless and Annoying?

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Does your smartphone spew a relentless stream of text messages, push alerts, social media messages and other noisy notifications? Well, Rutgers experts have developed a novel model that can predict your receptiveness to smartphone interruptions. It incorporates personality traits and could lead to better ways to manage a blizzard of notifications and limit interruptions – if smartphone manufacturers get on board.

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'Poor Writing Makes for Poor Science': Scott Montgomery Publishes New Edition of Popular 'Guide to Communicating Science'

Scientific research that doesn't get communicated to the public may as well not have happened at all, says the University of Washington's Scott Montgomery in his new book, a second edition of 2001's "The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science."

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Facebook, social media behavior, Marketing, social media analysis, Advertising, Consumer Behavior

Facebook ‘Likes’ Don’t Work Like Marketers Think They Do

Simply building up followers on Facebook isn't enough to boost a brand’s sales. If companies want to convert social media fans into more active customers, they have to engage them with advertising, according to a new Tulane University study in the Journal of Marketing Research. .

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Decision Day: Is Snap the Next Google or Twitter?







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