Putting a number on opinion dynamics in a population

Opinion formation in a large population is influenced by both endogenous factors, such as interaction with one's peers—in-person and via social media—as well as exogenous factors, such as the media, of which mainstream ...

Word choices on political issues reveal ways of thinking

(Phys.org)—Communication and information science researches have developed a free online tool that offers a new way of looking at the news. "Reflext" provides a glimpse into how political events are being covered and discussed.

US media campaign coverage 'negative', study finds

The US media coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign has been more negative than positive, with the harshest comments coming in social media, a study said Friday.

News Corp. shareholder protest votes defeated (Update)

(AP)—News Corp. managed to avoid rowdy protests at its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, but that didn't stop stockholders from voicing complaints about the grip on the company held by founder and CEO Rupert Murdoch ...

USA Today Twitter feed hacked

The Twitter account of USA Today has been hacked in the latest cyberattack on a US media outlet by a group calling itself the "Script Kiddies."

Sony's 'Smurfs,' 'Friends' to be UltraViolet-ready

(AP) -- Sony Corp.'s movie studio said Tuesday that "The Smurfs" and "Friends With Benefits" will be the first movies it releases on home video that will be compatible with the UltraViolet view-anywhere system.

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