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Study twitter-maps new world order

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of tweets spreading news from The New York Times finds that the Internet, while creating an open line of communication across continents, may at the same time be strengthening walls that separate ...

dateFeb 19, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Probing Question: Why is the census important?

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all of the people living in the United States and recording basic information such as age, sex, and race. The United States' founders thought these ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Social Sciences
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What makes gamers keep gaming?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creating Wikipedia has so far taken about 100 million hours of work, while people spend twice that many hours playing World of Warcraft in a single week, notes Jane McGonigal, a game designer and researcher ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Social Sciences weblog
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The impact of social media

Janey Lee, a new faculty addition to Lehigh's Department of Journalism & Communication, is combining her interest in media psychology and political communication with her past career as a Korean journalist into a prolific ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Social Sciences
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