Some people on public transit may glance over the shoulders of fellow commuters fiddling with their Facebook pages only for the voyeuristic pleasure of having a peek into someone else’s life. But behavioral science researcher Jasmine Fardouly, a doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales in Australia, saw an opportunity.
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Guy Kawasaki first rose to fame as Apple’s chief evangelist in the early era of the Mac, but today he’s best known for his commanding social media presence. Every day, he provides hundreds of insightful links to his 1.4 million Twitter followers. Kawasaki is the co-author of the new book, “The Art of Social Media, Power Tips for Power Users” (Portfolio/Penguin), with the New Hampshire-based social media strategist Peg Fitzpatrick, who plans and assists with much of his online presence. Here, he shares his insights on mastering communications on the Web.
Since March, a group of data-savvy epidemiologists at Boston Children’s Hospital have watched Ebola slowly spread through West Africa, ominously lighting up their dials first as a trickle, then a torrent of mentions on social media and online news reports.
The group, HealthMap, has been steadily ahead of the curve tracking this year’s outbreak. One day, they hope to be a step ahead of the next big disease.
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Back in 2012, researchers from Facebook and Cornell University altered the kinds of posts people saw in their Facebook feeds to study the way they responded to them. When Facebook users found out this year, they were mad.
Now Facebook has responded, with its chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer publishing a response, laying out a set of guidelines by which research on Facebook will be conducted in the future. Read More
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