News tagged with social movements

How new social movements take root

Contemporary movements, such as those initiated after the recent shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., can be born seemingly overnight in the digital age. UA researchers point to several factors.

Sep 24, 2014
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3Qs:A closer look at hashtag activism

Social media and social activism naturally go hand in hand. From "liking" something on Facebook to hashtag activism, increasingly we see social movements like #BringBackOurGirls and #YesAllWomen spread globally ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Smart sleep analysis

Sleep disorders are a widespread problem. With the aid of smartwatches, researchers are analyzing sleep movement patterns and assisting doctors with diagnosis and therapy. Burnout and diabetes patients stand ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Boss crocs: Rethinking crocodile management

(Phys.org) —University of Queensland ecologists have released research that will result in better crocodiles management and intervention. Dr Hamish Campbell, from UQ's School of Biological Sciences, and colleagues from ...

May 02, 2013
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Twitter can give power to the people

(Phys.org) —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.

Apr 18, 2013
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Hundreds of gamers flock to Brazil tech fest

Hundreds of geeks and gamers braved Sao Paulo's torrid heat Tuesday to play online video games at the fifth edition of Brazil's Campus Party, an annual, week-long technology fest.

Feb 08, 2012
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