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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 every second on Twitter. One celebrity who boasts the highest amount of global subscribers is singer Lady Gaga who enjoys more than 40 million Twitter followers. Now, University of Missouri communication researchers have found that online social media gives users an outlet to embrace their differences and provide emotional support to others while deepening perceived relationships they feel they have with celebrities. (more…)

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Beyond Bieber: Twitter Improves Student Learning

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues.

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, found that college students who tweet as part of their instruction are more engaged with the course content and with the teacher and other students, and have higher grades.

“Tweeting can be thought of as a new literary practice,” said Greenhow, who also studies the growing use of social media among high-schoolers. “It’s changing the way we experience what we read and what we write.” (more…)

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UA Professor to Attend Lady Gaga Foundation Launch

UA professor Sheri Bauman, an expert in cyberbullying, is among those invited to attend the launch of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, a nationwide education and advocacy organization.

University of Arizona researcher Sheri Bauman is a member of a small, but powerful, nationwide contingency invited to participate in the launch of Lady Gaga’s new anti-bullying foundation. (more…)

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Amazon.com Announces “Best of 2011” Lists

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 30, 2011– Amazon.com, Inc. today released its “Best of 2011” lists, which include the best-selling, most wished for, most gifted, and most loved products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2011. (more…)

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Researchers Discover Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.

But they are not just pretty — when nails appeared on all fingers and toes in modern primates about 55 million years ago, they led to the development of critical functions, including finger pads that allow for sensitive touch and the ability to grasp, whether it’s a nail polish brush or remover to prepare for the next trend. (more…)

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Chemistry Never Sounded This Good!

*UCLA students set organic chemistry to music, from Beatles to Lady Gaga*

By now, the word is out at UCLA that undergraduates in Neil Garg’s organic chemistry course produce clever, creative music videos as an extra-credit assignment. The bigger secret may be just how much chemistry they learn by doing so, as none of them are chemistry majors and most admit they didn’t like chemistry when the class started.

It’s a little too soon to say which music video will be this year’s sensation. A strong candidate is “We’re Yours” by the Gargonauts — Rachel Stafford-Lewis, Myan Pham, Ali Lanewala and Jordan Halfman — which achieves the desired trifecta of excellent chemistry in a video that sounds and looks great. But unlike last year, when one video, “Chemistry Jock” — which has become the gold standard of the genre, with 38,000 YouTube views and many fans — ran away from the competition, this year’s field is much deeper. (more…)

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Lady Gaga for $0.99 Again – “This Time We’re Ready”

*Go Gaga againAnd get 20 GB of free Cloud Drive storage*

SEATTLE, May 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com today announced it will offer a repeat of Monday’s blockbuster Gold Box Deal of the Day: customers can purchase the Lady Gaga “Born This Way” MP3 album today for $0.99. Upon release, the album immediately shot to number one on Amazon’s bestselling MP3 albums list and has remained in the top spot since. (more…)

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