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Article ID: 698664

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

University of California, Irvine

Not only can your smartphone serve as your wallet, watch and map, it can also be your digital security blanket. In a new study led by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.

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7-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698546

Is Fake News the 21st Century's New Propaganda?

University of Delaware

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3-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698547

Facebook's Transparency Is a Good Start, but Its Market Power Could Make It a Major Advocate for Privacy and Cybersecurity Worldwide

Indiana University

In the last week, Facebook disclosed a campaign by foreign interests – likely from Russia -- to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections and announced dramatic spending increases on improvements to data privacy and security. Cybersecurity expert Scott Shackelford shares what the company should do next

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3-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 698354

Expert Available to Discuss Facebook Finding, Removing More Fake Accounts

University of Colorado Boulder

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31-Jul-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 697850

Averting Toxic Chats: Computer Model Predicts When Online Conversations Turn Sour

Cornell University

The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell University researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations might take a turn and derail.

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24-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697790

Stop, Look and Listen -- Maybe Even Taste -- Before Posting Adventures on Social Media

Baylor University

Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says a Baylor University psychologist.

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23-Jul-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 677895

#WorldEmojiDay: Icons can go beyond a smile, sparking innovation at work

University of Delaware

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

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17-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696979

Study Reveals Misuse of Archive Services by Fringe Communities on the Web

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a large-scale analysis, Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators found that the misuse of web archive services causes loss of ad revenue for popular news websites.

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3-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 696853

Global Recognition of Healthcare Simulation

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Healthcare Simulation Week will take place September 17-21, 2018. Launched in 2017, Healthcare Simulation Week raises awareness of how simulation-based education in healthcare is advancing patient care.

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29-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696843

The Growing Case for Social Media Addiction

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Dr. Orif Turel, a leading researcher in technology addiction and an associate professor at CSU Fullerton, says compulsively checking Instagram, Facebook and Twitter isn't just fun — it could be hurting our brain.

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28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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