Monday, May 22, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA
social media

Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely on reaching large audiences and hence secure advertising revenues....

Foam Explosion WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 — You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But...
Brainwaves

The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of "likes" on their own photos or the photos of peers in a social...
Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel’s funding of Terry Bollea’s (aka Hulk Hogan) lawsuit against Gawker Media has shown how litigation funding can take place without anyone knowing. This type of funding may help facilitate access to justice,...
Alone

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective,...

It’s no secret that within the past few years, the digital era has changed the way we interact and communicate as a society. As adults, we cautiously tread the world of social media while...
texting

Can a few text messages, a timely email or a letter increase college enrollment and student achievement? Such “nudges,” designed carefully using behavioral economics, can be effective. But when do they work – and when...
Middle Schoolers

Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online “almost constantly.” I’m a mother of two teenagers who fall...
Social Media

No matter how smart and funny you think you are, those you follow on Twitter really do have a larger following than you. And the same holds true for Facebook. But there is no reason...
tweets

From location data alone, even low-tech snoopers can identify Twitter users’ homes, workplaces. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts —...

Was May 2016 the month that faith in print newspapers finally died? On May 6, The New Day, a tabloid print-only newspaper launched by publisher Trinity Mirror in the U.K., shut down. The paper was...

Among the millions of people enslaved in the United States before 1865, hundreds of thousands attempted to flee from those who held them in bondage. Some left temporarily to protest mistreatment. Others sought to reunite...