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social media spiral of silence
2014-08-27 05:25:38

The hope for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter was that they would provide such a wide variety of discussion forums that people holding minority views would feel free to express their opinions.

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos.

2014-07-30 23:00:57

Lon Safko, the nation’s foremost authority on social media and author of the Social Media Bible, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming AutoCon event. Las

When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, the team analyzed over a billion anonymized status updates...

The Psychology Behind Intervening In Bar Fights
2013-07-24 09:59:16

Researchers now say they understand bar fights and how they’re able to swallow up more fighters as the scuffle continues.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.