Saturday, April 29, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA

Thomas P. Mackey, SUNY Empire State College and Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany, State University of New York The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns...

The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself. Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark...

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading news. When it’s all mixed in with reliable...
Islamic

While the average person was getting on with life in Paris before last Friday’s terror bombings and shootings, Twitter threads in Arabic from the Middle East were urging for attacks to be launched upon...
Narcissistic

Social media has revolutionized how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law. There has been a massive increase in the use of...

What do The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Columbus Dispatch have in common? They’ve all broken from their tradition of endorsing Republican nominees and have endorsed Hillary Clinton for...

Video obtained by the Washington Post Just when you thought you've heard it all, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump proves otherwise, again. The Washington Post released a 2005 video of presidential candidate Donald Trump using cringe-worthy language...
Twitter

Yet another way to watch television has emerged. More than two million viewers watched some of the Thursday night NFL football game on Twitter each of the last three weeks, and several million more used...
Peter Dizikes

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Press Inquiries During an intense U.S. presidential campaign, millions of people are chatting about the election every day on Twitter. MIT is studying them. More precisely, the Laboratory for...
Like us

Businesses seem obsessed these days with getting you to “like” them on Facebook. It’s difficult to browse the internet without being inundated with requests to like a company’s Facebook page or with contests and offers...
tweeys

Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse...

How many times a day do you check your smartphone? According to a recent survey, the typical American checks once every six-and-a-half minutes, or approximately 150 times every day. Other research has found that number...