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2011-07-22 01:42:10

The results of a study on candidates' use of Twitter in the 2010 midterm elections suggest that Republicans and Tea Party members used the social medium more effectively than their Democratic rivals. The University of Michigan study, among the first to examine the Tea Party's social media strategies, also showed that analyzing Twitter activity can lead to good predictions of election winners. Various social media tools have become a key part of campaign strategies in recent years. In 2010,...

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2008-09-20 08:35:00

A new Bluetooth system designed primarily for blind people places a layer of information technology over the real world to tell pedestrians about points of interest along their path as they pass them. The Talking Points urban orientation system was developed at the University of Michigan. Researchers will present their work at two conferences on Sept. 24. "Blind people can get from point A to point B. They learn to count steps if they have to, but they miss the journey because they don't...