Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with...Show More Summary
Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A few years ago, I started doing a talk about using social media to advance skepticism, though in reality it was also... (Read more...) The post How Google is Spreading Fake News about an “Antifa” Killer appeared first on Skepchick.
Every day, the smartphone goes here and there with us — on the jog, the walk, bicycle, metro, and in the EV. It is often using handy apps along the way. Checking email, texting, working on the metro, scrolling social media in the cafe or while the car is charging, on the phone — these activities are a way of life for many. Show More Summary
In now-deleted social media images, the Russian Ministry of Defense used what is almost certainly a screenshot from a mobile game as part of its supposed evidence that the United States military was supporting ISIS troops in Syria. The...Show More Summary
Over the summer, Hyundai was looking for the most effective way to promote the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata on social media. The brand quickly found a partner in influencer platform Influential, to help build a campaign that was not only powered by IBM Watson, but also driven by the perfect influencers for the brand. "People...
Social media is the main form of communication for brands and their audiences. People use their networks to leave feedback, search for information, make a purchase, and share what they had found with others. Twitter is still at the top of the social engagement list, and there are several ways you can use their Moments … Read the Rest ?
Social media can be used for much more than sharing cat videos and company promotions. One option is recruitment. Giving people a look into how your organization operates — including the people involved, what they value and how they interact — can lure in a host of talented people. Show More Summary
Summary: Pew Research findings show about 70 percent of all U.S. adults use at least one social media network, and free and paid advertising has matured across all the major social media networks.
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Duolingo is today rolling out its Mandarin Chinese language course which, in addition to the usual “What’s your name?” questions, teaches questions about business and Chinese social media. The course teaches the basics of the language, including the four main tones and 1,000 common characters. Show More Summary
Renee DiResta is part of an interdisciplinary group that has tracked disinformation campaigns online for years, advising the Obama White House on the use of social media to spread conspiracy theories; she helped brief Congress in advance of the current hearings on the use of the internet to spread misinformation to influence the 2016 election. (more…)
New data is the "most significant evidence yet" that Russia-backed social media accounts meddled in the Brexit referendum. Over 150,000 Twitter accounts based in Russia tweeted about Brexit during the referendum campaign, an investigation...Show More Summary
Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report. The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using armies of so called opinion shapers to meddle in elections, advance anti-democratic agendas and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Show More Summary
The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates. The suspect,...Show More Summary
Scholars will be educated on "the correct way to use social media"
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. (Nov. 14)
Social media wasn't having Peter Vecsey's defense.
When it comes to the use of social media, U.S. President Donald Trump is no wallflower. Trump’s use of Twitter, in particular, has become the stuff of legend, and the president usually says exactly what is on his mind. That’s why one of President Trump’s recent Twitter messages has the world’s media scratching its collective head. Show More Summary
Theresa May accuses Putin's regime of seeking to meddle in Western elections. Prime Minister says the West must resist Russian propaganda war. She accuses Russia of using fake news websites and social media to "sow discord" in the West. She...Show More Summary
A new analysis says possibly, but experts call for more research