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Social media in society, sport and education. How powerful an influencer is social media in our society now?
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World's first Maori emoji to be launched

World's first Maori emoji to be launched | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
The world's first Maori emoji keyboard 'Emotiki' for iPhone and Android is being launched by Te Puia in July. - New Zealand Herald

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Who is winning the Instagram election campaign?

Who is winning the Instagram election campaign? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull might be winning the election campaign so far on Instagram, but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is gaining speed on th
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Women use warmer language than men on Facebook, finds new research

Women use warmer language than men on Facebook, finds new research | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
The study also found, for the first time, that males and females used equally assertive language.
The study was published in PLOS One today as part of The World Well-Being Project (wwbp.org) - a team of researchers comprised of psychologists and computer scientists, tackled the question of how and men and women express themselves differently on social media.
Computational analyses were used to automatically identify differences in the types of words used by women and men.
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Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women' - BBC News

Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women' - BBC News | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
A study into abusive tweets sent from UK Twitter accounts suggests large-scale misogyny, with women responsible for half of such tweets.

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China 'flooding' social media with fake posts - BBC News

China 'flooding' social media with fake posts - BBC News | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
China is "flooding" social media with comments by paid supporters in an effort to sway public opinion, a report says.
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If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned

If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
If the way voters interact with the leaders' Facebook pages is any indication, social media is not having the impact on the campaign that it is assumed to have.
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Power tweeters try to keep it #real

Power tweeters try to keep it #real | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Forget retail politics. Retweet politics is the shrewd outreach tactic for canny campaigners - if they have the right touch.
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YouTube Red subscription service launches in Australia. Here's what you will get

YouTube Red subscription service launches in Australia. Here's what you will get | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Monthly fee gets you ad-free YouTube, the ability to play videos and music offline and in the background, and access to original content.
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Frowny face: should you use emojis at work?

Frowny face: should you use emojis at work? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
There's a right time and a wrong time to send a winky kissing face.
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Donald Trump has torn my family apart

Donald Trump has torn my family apart | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Shocked at what I found on my mother's social media, I was forced to sever family ties.
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Covering the election beyond our memes: what role for visual politics and social media?

Covering the election beyond our memes: what role for visual politics and social media? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
The visual is powerful within social media content. For politics, it allows additional commentary, more detail, and humour.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook investigating censorship claim - BBC News

Zuckerberg: Facebook investigating censorship claim - BBC News | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the company is investigating claims it suppressed news reports with conservative viewpoints.
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Facebook warning to public servants over election campaign impartiality

Facebook warning to public servants over election campaign impartiality | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Federal Government workers are warned to be careful about what they like and share on Facebook during the election campaign so their impartiality cannot be questioned.
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A study looked at the angriest gender on Facebook, and found exactly what you'd expect

A study looked at the angriest gender on Facebook, and found exactly what you'd expect | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Men are typically angrier and more argumentative on Facebook than women, a new study has found.
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One Parent's Twitter Campaign to Get Her Daughter a Wheelchair

One Parent's Twitter Campaign to Get Her Daughter a Wheelchair | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
With #ellaneedswheels, a mother took on the insurance company that wouldn’t cover her mysteriously paralyzed child.
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How Facebook is editing the way we see the world

How Facebook is editing the way we see the world | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
A storm erupted last week when Gizmodo revealed Facebook was secretly curating trending news topics. The revelation the tech giant is acting like
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How I Learned to Love Snapchat

How I Learned to Love Snapchat | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
The app can be confusing for people over a certain age, but it returns something vital to our correspondence.
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When YouTube pranks break the law

When YouTube pranks break the law | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
In the world of YouTube pranks, long one of the platform's most popular genres, it's usually all fun and games — until someone incites a public panic an
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You probably have mutual friends with this woman on Facebook. But she doesn't exist

You probably have mutual friends with this woman on Facebook. But she doesn't exist | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Do you know Madhu Shah?
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What do we really want out of Facebook?

What do we really want out of Facebook? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Do we want to Facebook to act like a news site? It certainly wasn't designed that way.
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Twitter to stop counting characters in links and photos - Business - NZ Herald News

Twitter to stop counting characters in links and photos - Business - NZ Herald News | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in its 140-character limit for tweets, according to a person familiar with the matter. - New Zealand Herald
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Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator

Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
As more tech firms employ their own editing staffs, they are being viewed as something less than news organizations, but more than simple reflections of their growing audiences.
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Police have warned people not to use Facebook’s Reactions

Police have warned people not to use Facebook’s Reactions | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Belgian police have warned citizens not to use Facebook’s new Reactions, to protect their privacy.

In February, the site launched six new ways of reacting to a post, alongside the Like button. They were intended partly as a way of answering calls for a “Dislike” button – allowing people to share their feelings about posts without appearing to endorse what had been said.
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