Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA
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...

Depending where you live, maybe you follow your local transportation department on Twitter for construction updates. Or maybe you watch Periscope videos of city council sessions, or read live blogs of public school board...

Trying to stay informed about the flurry of changes and shifts within the news media business is no easy task. From the decline in advertising and shifts in ad tech to new digital-ethical puzzles and...

An innovative collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that investigated how infants' brains process other people's action provides the first evidence that directly links neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior...
Hillary Clinton

Last week, President Obama criticized journalists covering the election for “the practice of drawing ‘false equivalences’ between competing claims made by politicians.” “If I say the world is round and someone else says it’s flat,...