News tagged with human social interaction

Fleeing Facebook: Study examines why users quit

With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it can be easy to forget that some people don't use Facebook. In fact, "non-use" of the social networking site is fairly common – one-third of Facebook ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in Internet
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Social dynamics of scientific collaborations

Society currently faces profound social and environmental challenges that must be met to secure a sustainable future for humanity. A major challenge in achieving this goal is discovering how best to synthesize important findings ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Pope on social networking: the virtual is real

(AP)—Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Internet
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Networking ability a family trait in monkeys

Two years of painstaking observation on the social interactions of a troop of free-ranging monkeys and an analysis of their family trees has found signs of natural selection affecting the behavior of the descendants.

dateJan 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Customer service is an emotional experience

You can probably recall a customer service experience that left you feeling good. A recent study has shown not only that positive emotion from sales staff is contagious to a customer, but that a satisfied customer also improves ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Positive words: the glue to social interaction

(Phys.org) -- Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used in written communication. This result supports the theory that social ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Social Sciences
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