Monthly Archives: January 2019

YouTube: A conspiracy to limit conspiracies?

On Friday, YouTube announced that it will change the way it will recommend videos to users in an attempt to cut down on the amount of misinformation and conspiracy theories that are being promoted on its platform. Predictably, many did … Continue reading

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How an egg can beat the most famous influencer on social media

On January 4, 2019, the Instagram account @world_record_egg posted a simple picture of an egg with a white background. It was posted with a caption, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating … Continue reading

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Sanders in 2020

Democrats have their sights set on reclaiming the White House in 2020, and it is looking to be a full field of presidential hopefuls. There is growing speculation that Senator Bernie Sanders will throw his hat in again. He was … Continue reading

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The straw that broke the camel’s back (temporarily)

It seemed there was no end in sight for the United States’ government shutdown, as democrats and republicans were unable to compromise on budget spending for border security. Federal workers languished, going weeks without pay. While there were several heartwarming … Continue reading

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Posting For the Whole World to See.

Social media has created a whole new level of self identity. The statuses you share, the pictures you post, and the comments you leave all come together to form a persona. Perhaps you’ve carefully crafted this perception or maybe it … Continue reading

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Worst No Call In Sports History?

With less than 2 minutes left in NFC Championship game, New Orleans Saints MVP quarterback Drew Brees threw an incomplete pass to Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. This pass was incomplete due to the blatant pass interference foul. If the … Continue reading

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When there’s a con artist, someone gets conned

In a story that ran on NPR’s Morning Edition – Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian hackers’ Election Propogranda – social scientist and host of The Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam offers insight into social trust, and how trust can … Continue reading

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