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May 30, 2018
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Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels

Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research. The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour and funded by the European Research Council, quantifies the impact of … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
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Einwilligung als Fiktion

Studie zeigt geringes Wissen über Datenschutz bei Facebook auf Die Einwilligung der Betroffenen gilt als wichtigster Ermächtigungsgrund zur Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten im Internet. In einer interdisziplinären Studie der Universität Wien wurde nun untersucht, ob Facebook-NutzerInnen tatsächlich “freiwillig, für den bestimmten … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
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In the Age of Social Media, He’s a New Kind of Scientist

What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree. “Think of it basically like a … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
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Facebook still has most users, but other social media sites grow

ANN ARBOR — Facebook remains the most popular social media site, by far, with 71 percent of online adults using the platform, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center that involves researchers from the University of Michigan … Continue reading