January 29, 2014
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How politics divide Facebook friendships

A new study suggests that politics are the great divider. People who think the majority of their friends have differing opinions than their own engage less on Facebook. For those who choose to stay logged in and politically active, the research found t… Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Esteem issues determine how people put their best Facebook forward

How social media users create and monitor their online personae may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination, according to an international team of researchers. Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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Facebook use by organizations during crises helps public image

Researchers have found that posting public relations information on Facebook during a time of crisis can improve the overall image of the organization that is experiencing the crisis. Continue reading

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August 21, 2013
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Censored ‘full-frontal’ kangaroo photo sparks criticism on Facebook

“Why are we hiding a kangas willy?” wrote one wordsmith commenter. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
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Facebook for molecules

Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target: molecules. Scientists have created networks of molecular data similar to Facebook’s recently debuted graph search feature. Continue reading

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June 27, 2013
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Social networks shape monkey ‘culture’ too

Of course Twitter and Facebook are all the rage, but the power of social networks didn’t start just in the digital age. A new study on squirrel monkeys finds that monkeys with the strongest social networks catch on fastest to the latest in foraging cra… Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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You’re so vain: Study links social media use and narcissism

Facebook is a mirror and Twitter is a megaphone, according to a new study exploring how social media reflect and amplify the culture’s growing levels of narcissism. Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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Potential disease-transmission sources in animals ID’d by calculating risk using social network mathematics

Scientists have successfully identified animal species that can transmit more diseases to humans by using mathematical tools similar to those applied to the study of social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Their research describes how parasite-primat… Continue reading

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May 30, 2013
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Why do people share food photos? [Slideshow]

Jared Keller’s essay for Aeon Magazine on the significance of “food porn” photos that have become popular on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites got me thinking about my Instagram food photos and why I shared them. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013
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Comedy video spoofs Facebook’s Keystone XL support

With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg facing criticism for supporting Keystone XL pipeline, a comedy duo mocks Facebook “Mess” Everything Up Department. Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s support for Keystone XL gets dislike from Elon Musk, Sierra Club, 350.org

Helping provide politicians with political cover to more easily make controversial decisions is not an uncommon tactic among activists, but doing so by supporting environmentally-damaging policies was too much for Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Continue reading

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May 9, 2013
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After the breakup in a digital world: Purging Facebook of painful memories

The era is long gone when a romantic breakup meant ripped-up photos and burned love letters. Today, digital photos and emails can be quickly deleted but the proliferation of social media has made forgetting a bigger chore. What about the ubiquitous dig… Continue reading

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April 23, 2013
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Facebook and romantic relationships

A Western Illinois University faculty member who published a widely covered study about Facebook and narcissism last year has authored another study about Facebook and romantic relationships. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
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Information technology amplifies irrational group behavior

Web tools and social media are our key sources of information when we make decisions as citizens and consumers. But these information technologies can mislead us by magnifying social processes that distort facts and make us act contrary to our own inte… Continue reading

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March 29, 2013
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The Month In Design, from Googlelandia to Usonia

Megaprojects from Facebook, Google and Apple are covered in solar panels and trees, but are they really green? Continue reading

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March 25, 2013
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Artifacts shed light on social networks of the past

The advent of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have made us all more connected, but long-distance social networks existed long before the Internet. A new study led by an anthropologist provides new information on social networks in the… Continue reading

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March 18, 2013
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Let’s stop calling the new headquarters for Apple, Facebook and Google “Green”: Look at the parking ratios

You just have to look at the parking ratios to know they are environmental disaster areas. Continue reading

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March 11, 2013
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Cloud-computing platform for robots launched

Researchers have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and communications infrastructure of modern data centers – the giant server f… Continue reading

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February 8, 2013
by Darby Hoover
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And the Grammy for Greening Goes To…

Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, San Francisco
This Sunday evening, I’ll be watching the GRAMMY Awards on television, along with millions of other people (over 39 million last year). I’m excited about hearing some e… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
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Security protocol for online banking and Facebook has ‘serious weaknesses,’ say researchers

The protocol that provides security for online banking, credit card data and Facebook has major weaknesses, according to researchers. Continue reading

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