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Social Networks Skew News…and Your Worldview

Internet and social media have impacted our lives in many positive and not so positive ways. Manipulative information from unreliable sources has made its way into our social sphere and is here to stay. You may be spending hours and hours on Facebook every week, but ask yourself: what do you gain from it? We […]

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Social Media’s Role in Natural Disasters Can Be Better

Social media is probably wasting more of your time than it is preserving it. Sure – it’s nice to stay in touch with friends and have a place to catalog and share memories in photo albums. But, the time we spend on sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram isn’t proportional to the degree of value […]

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Fake News, Your Days Are Numbered

Fake news. The term may or may not sound familiar to you. In short, fake news is intentionally fabricated or distorted information (not quite the same as bias or clickbait). Not many of us would be proud to declare that we subscribe to fake news and let it form our opinions and maybe even our […]

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Your Private Messages May Not Be So Private

Private social networks are gaining popularity, and they’re not slowing down. Your own social networking habits might even reflect this trend. Do you find yourself sending friends private messages more often than you share a Facebook status update? Do you text your family about your new favorite restaurant rather than write a Yelp review about […]

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