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November 3, 2016
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“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

(SALT LAKE CITY) – “Coffee” was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by “beer” then “pizza”. Besides hinting at which foods are popular, tweets may reveal something about our health. Communities that expressed … Continue reading

January 9, 2014
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Social Media Helps Users Embrace Differences and Provide Support to One Another, MU Study Finds

Lady Gaga enables followers to embrace their awkwardness while deepening the perceived relationship they feel they have with the celebrity COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to recent statistics, more than 175 million tweets are sent daily, and 11 accounts are created … Continue reading

November 26, 2013
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Technology in the Classroom

UD faculty use Twitter to enhance classroom experience The University of Delaware’s Alexander Brown, instructor of business administration, and Anuradha Sivaraman, assistant professor of business administration, believe that using Twitter for their courses helps keep the classroom discussions contemporary and … Continue reading

May 9, 2013
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Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher. The social networking site – which lets users read, … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
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High Stakes: Businesses Make Big Data Bets

Big data has exploded into the mainstream, and very soon harnessing the power of information won’t just be a matter of profitability, but of survival. Microsoft has the tools to help businesses survive and thrive in the dawning age of … Continue reading

May 22, 2012
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Study Highlights How Twitter is Used to Share Information After a Disaster

A study from North Carolina State University shows how people used Twitter following the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, highlighting challenges for using the social media tool to share information. The study also indicates that social media haven’t changed what … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Do You Rowi? Windows Phone Twitter App a Big Hit

Microsoft employees Erik Porter and Nathan Heskew built Rowi, a Twitter app that makes full use of Windows Phone’s social media capabilities. The duo just released version 2, they’re building a Windows 8 app, and Rowi is now among some … Continue reading

May 23, 2011
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Take Fear Head on, Actor Tom Hanks Tells Yale Seniors

How Yale’s newest graduates make their imprint on the world and on history will be determined by how well they handle fear and inspire faith, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks told the seniors in his Class Day address on May 22. … Continue reading