Author Archives: Bruce Warren

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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Facebook’s recent ch-ch-ch-changes and what it means

With the recently announced changes to how Facebook’s algorithms will surface items on your news feed – with less posts from brands, publishers and media outlets to “prioritize posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people” – the conversation … Continue reading

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The “bikini rule” in social media and what it all means for kids

Digital media educator Devorah Heitner, the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World sums up the challenge of growing up in the digital age with one rule. She calls it the “bikini rule.” In this … Continue reading

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How and why teenagers’ social media habits are changing

I came across two interesting articles this week about how teenagers’ social media habits. They are: Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter Social Media and Secret Lives of American Teenage Girls In Teens Have A Smart … Continue reading

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Are our privacy concerns over our data standing in the way of medical advances?

As we prepare to dive into Big Data next week in class, this article in the New York Times challenges both doctors and patients to stop resisting the transition to digitizing medical records. Writing in Use Your Data To Cure … Continue reading

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The 2016 Super Social Media Bowl

The Super Bowl is next Sunday night, however significant social media activity is underway by brands, fans, and teams. Here’s some things to consider when you “follow the bowl.” Ad Week writes that this year, “the second screen will come first.” … Continue reading

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When Twitter is down, you can’t tweet that Twitter is down

According to Twitter, and the New York Times, the service experienced some “technical difficulties.” According to the Times: The company said it was not clear what had caused the problems, which began around 3 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and prevented … Continue reading

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