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Media Psychology and Social Change
Media's impact on behavior
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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are. ("Friends don’t let friends lose their capacity for #Humanity." Social interaction and #Neuroplasticity.
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Any habit molds the very structure of your brain in ways that strengthen your proclivity for that habit.

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Five Ways Social Media Has Forever Changed the Way We Work

Five Ways Social Media Has Forever Changed the Way We Work | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Organizations seeking to evolve need to not only recognize the changes in technology and behavior but they also need to take a strategic approach to changing how their employees fundamentally work. Technology without strategy won't get you very far.
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Social media has changed what it means to be a leader.

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Social media anxiety: Sites like Facebook, Twitter stressing teens out? - Fox News

Social media anxiety: Sites like Facebook, Twitter stressing teens out? - Fox News | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Social media anxiety: Sites like Facebook, Twitter stressing teens out?
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For most teens, social media is an important part of their daily lives – but for some – sites like Facebook and Twitter can be a source of anxiety.
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Often, it’s more about quantity - not quality when it comes to how many likes, friends, comments, and followers kids have. 


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Ashley Maria Meirino's comment, December 1, 2013 4:01 PM
I agree with you @cyndi whitecotton the quantity outweighs the quality. These kids are only interested in getting a ton of likes, friends, comments and followers. They want the most followers or friends. They do not care about who they are, some do not even know most of their friends.
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Selecting an Online Community Platform: Do You Want Walls or Groups?

Selecting an Online Community Platform: Do You Want Walls or Groups? | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Think social networks and online communities are the same? Think again. Find out how to select the right online community software for your organization. (Enterprise Social Networks vs. Online Customer Communities: Do You Want Walls or Groups?
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It is important for business people to recognize the major differences between social networks and online communities.

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Social Networks Reveal Structure (And Weaknesses) of Businesses | MIT Technology Review

Social Networks Reveal Structure (And Weaknesses) of Businesses  | MIT Technology Review | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have recreated the international and organisational structure of large corporations using publicly available data on social networks (Social Networks Reveal Structure (...
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The structure of the network–the links set up between friends and acquaintances–is itself an important source of data.

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Teens are Ditching Facebook for These 5 Social Networks | Blogging Tips for How to Blog for Money

Teens are Ditching Facebook for These 5 Social Networks | Blogging Tips for How to Blog for Money | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Teens are Ditching Facebook for These 5 Social Networks | Blogging Tips for How to Blog for Money http://t.co/ZAgd7bnMn3
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Facebook is still by far the most popular social network in the world, but it is losing perhaps its most important segment of users -- teens.

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How to get your coworkers to share company news on social networks | Leadership Think Tank

How to get your coworkers to share company news on social networks | Leadership Think Tank | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Ok, picture this… (How to get your coworkers to share company news on social networks | @scoopit via @jessesoininen http://t.co/xjJ11g2SDu)
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According to the recent 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, employees rank HIGHER in public trust than a company’s PR department, CEO, or Founder.

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The TED talk everyone in the social sector is talking about – and what needs to change

The TED talk everyone in the social sector is talking about – and what needs to change | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
If you have ever made a donation, let alone are in the social sector – you need to watch Dan Pallotta’s TED talk “The way we think about charity is dead wrong”.
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There is an unspoken rule of thumb with most donors that a “good” nonprofit’s overhead (G&A and fund-raising) needs to be less than 25%.

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Traditional, Digital, Social – The Changing Landscape Of Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Traditional, Digital, Social – The Changing Landscape Of Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Traditional, Digital, Social – The Changing Landscape Of Media [INFOGRAPHIC] (It's good to be in the business of social. 238% growth from 2009-12.
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This infographic takes a closer look at the ever-changing media landscape.

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The Design Ignites Change Social Impact Workshop | The Living Principles

The Design Ignites Change Social Impact Workshop | The Living Principles | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The Design Ignites Change Social Impact Workshop focuses on how to conceive, develop, fund and execute projects for social change.
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If in France during June: The Design Ignites Change Social Impact Workshop focuses on how to conceive, develop, fund and execute projects for social change.

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Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks

Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The main interest of this research has been in understanding and characterizing large networks of human interactions as continuously changing objects. In fact, although many real social networks are dynamic networks whose elements ...
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The main interest of this research has been in understanding and characterizing large networks of human interactions as continuously changing objects.

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SXSW: The Rise of Contextual Social Networks | Social Media Today

SXSW: The Rise of Contextual Social Networks | Social Media Today | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Three leaders from very different social networks--LinkedIn, Path and Nextdoor--offered insights into how they understand their user's context and use that understanding to grow at the session "The Rise of Contextual Social Networks" at SXSW Saturday...
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Is there room in the marketplace for more niche social networks?

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Facebook Unveils a Radically Redesigned News Feed

Facebook Unveils a Radically Redesigned News Feed | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Facebook has released a major overhaul to its venerable News Feed.
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When it comes to the feed itself, the focus on stories is now much more visual.

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The Evolving Social Media Landscape | 2013 Digital Trends

The Evolving Social Media Landscape | 2013 Digital Trends | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Social continues to evolve, and the goal is to use social connectedness as the mechanism to create experiences and connect with our audiences with our brand’s story in 2013.
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 First, audiences are becoming accustomed to snackable and highly visual content online.

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How To Make Social Networks Build Links For You With Social Link Building

How To Make Social Networks Build Links For You With Social Link Building | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Blog post at Fedobe : Social networking sites are the platform for social media marketing.
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Content that can solve people’s problems and are aimed for their needs and desires tend to go viral.

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Millennial Engagement And Loyalty -- Make Them Part Of The Process - Forbes

Millennial Engagement And Loyalty -- Make Them Part Of The Process - Forbes | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Millennial Engagement And Loyalty -- Make Them Part Of The Process Forbes One recent study uncovered a direct link between the immersive, symbiotic relationship Millennials have with social networking channels and the likelihood to define their...
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One recent study uncovered a direct link between the immersive, symbiotic relationship Millennials have with social networking channels and the likelihood to define their personal brand and reputation by aligning themselves with brands they favor.

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'Brain Friendly' Website Design Attracts More Viewers

'Brain Friendly' Website Design Attracts More Viewers | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Looking to attract more customers to your website? New research on media sites suggests that using a "brain friendly" design might do the trick.
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Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism propose that, since the brain is engaged through motivation, the most effective way to get readers to visit and stay on a website is to give them proper motivation, such as invoking emotion with stories and pictures

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Motivation is one of the keys to engaging viewers on your websites. Using emotional stories and pictures are two examples.

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Good News Spreads Faster on Social Media

Good News Spreads Faster on Social Media | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
While old-fashioned outlets focus on tragedy and drama, on social media, people tend to share more positive news, especially about themselves. (If you want your news to spread on social media, make it upbeat!
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Neuroscientists and psychologists have found that good news can spread faster and farther than disasters and sob stories.

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The Technium: I'll Pay You to Read My Book

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Futurist Kevin Kelly outlines a system whereby people can get paid to read books and the publisher still makes a profit - and its sounds plausible. - Jedediah Walls

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Nonprofit Social Media Measurement: Tools and Tips for Tracking

Nonprofit Social Media Measurement: Tools and Tips for Tracking | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
What are nonprofits measuring in order to understand whether our social media engagement activities are getting us what we want and need to achieve our missions?
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Still, the gulf between posting something to social media and actually having readers interact with it is huge.

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Pearson Labs | Technology, education & publishing

Pearson Labs | Technology, education & publishing | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
New on http://t.co/6mKwD5vD77: How the @PearsonAPI team brought the Interactive Storytelling #prototype to life: http://t.co/WPpuuoiU9G
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Social Change Anytime Everywhere

Social Change Anytime Everywhere | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money and engage your community.
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How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money and engage your community.
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How to Encourage Diversity in Technology

How to Encourage Diversity in Technology | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The digital divide that was anticipated with the rise of the Internet didn’t come true. Minorities not only have access to the Internet but are some of the highest users of social media.
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Women and minorities in North America are not gaining the skills needed for high-tech jobs, despite the abundant opportunities and well-paid positions available.

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After Words - After Words: Ken Stern, "With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give," hosted by Ken Berger, Charity Navigator CEO - Book TV

After Words - After Words: Ken Stern, "With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give," hosted by Ken Berger, Charity Navigator CEO - Book TV | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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Charity Navigator's Ken Burger interviews Ken Stern about his book "With Charity For All."

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Panel 4: The e-Entrepreneur as the New Philanthropist - Transmedia, Hollywood

Panel 4: The e-Entrepreneur as the New Philanthropist - Transmedia, Hollywood | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
TH 4 Panel 4: The E-entrepreneur as the new philanthropist: http://t.co/BYLHhZSZ44 - check it out.
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While the boomers treated the cultural movements of the late sixties as a cause, today’s e-citizens are treating their social activism as a brand.

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