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The World According to Twitter, in Maps

The World According to Twitter, in Maps | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
A new geographic analysis of millions of tweets provides a remarkably broad view of humanity, by language, location and other factors
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How a global tweet chat helped a charity reach a worldwide audience

How a global tweet chat helped a charity reach a worldwide audience | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
Ben Hewitt of Save the Children describes how it got five million people around the world talking about child malnutrition...
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Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much

Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
What makes talking about ourselves so irresistible? A new study shows what happens in our brain as we prattle on at a party or tweet our latest thoughts.
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Mobile Service Helps New Mothers, One Text at a Time

Mobile Service Helps New Mothers, One Text at a Time | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action provides pregnant women and new mothers access to life-saving information via mobile phone.
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What Happens in an Internet Minute?

What Happens in an Internet Minute? | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"Do you know what happens in one minute on the Internet? In just one minute, more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around the world. And more than 61,000 hours of music are played on Pandora while more than 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube."

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DailyGood: Would Gandhi Use Social Media? by Nipun Mehta

DailyGood: Would Gandhi Use Social Media? by Nipun Mehta | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"If Gandhi were alive today, would he use social media? He was never anti-technology, or even anti-changing with the times. Quite the opposite, actually. If Internet technologies and social networks were around, he would certainly have embraced them -- but with a conscious mindfulness of their strengths and weaknesses."

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Healthcare Case Studies Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Healthcare Case Studies Harnessing the Power of Social Media | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"Hospitals, non-profits, pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals are searching for effective venues to engage patients. They are investigating the application of social media as they are confounded with compliance issues, newly proposed FDA regulations and conservative management."

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Online social network size is reflected in human brain structure

Research shows that there is a biological basis for variability in web-based social networks -- the size of an individual's online social network is closely linked to the grey matter density of areas in the brain that are used for memory and social cognition. 

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20 Best TED Talks For Students Of Social Media | Young Upstarts

20 Best TED Talks For Students Of Social Media | Young Upstarts | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
I'm sure we're all aware of the impact that social media has had on the world. Here are twenty TED talks that gives you a unique look into the world of social media.
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Nonprofit Social Media Mavens Are Curators of Metrics | Beth Kanter's Blog

Nonprofit Social Media Mavens Are Curators of Metrics | Beth Kanter's Blog | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
How Networked Nonprofits Are Using Social Media to Power Change...
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Survey: Parents lie to help preteens get on Facebook

Survey: Parents lie to help preteens get on Facebook | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
Survey finds that parents lie to help their kids younger than 13 sign up for Facebook.
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Will the New Facebook Lead to Information Overload?

Will the New Facebook Lead to Information Overload? | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
The new Facebook is presenting more information than many users know what to do with. How much is too much?
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3 Innovative Ways Non-Profits Are Leveraging Blogs

3 Innovative Ways Non-Profits Are Leveraging Blogs | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
Most non-profit websites have some blog components -- posting updates, news, photos, videos, etc. -- to keep their fans informed. We dug a little deeper and found some unique ways that non-profits are sharing content.
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In South Africa, Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access

In South Africa, Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"This is my first child so I didn't know what to do when his teeth started to show," she said. When Memory needed tips and advice about her son's teething process, she didn't need to go to her local clinic or call a doctor. Instead, she receives several text messages a week about her baby's development from the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, affectionately known as MAMA -- a global movement that uses mobile technologies to improve the health and lives of mothers in developing nations.

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The Flight From Conversation

The Flight From Conversation | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
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Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? | Atlantic Magazine

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? | Atlantic Magazine | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society."

 

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DailyGood: What the Internet Does to Your Brain

"The Pulitzer-Prize nominee Nicholas Carr discusses the inherent ‘shallowness’ of Web 2.0 technologies, and the troubling consequences for our brains."

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Millennials Will Benefit And Suffer Due to Hyperconnected Lives - Pew Research Center

Millennials Will Benefit And Suffer Due to Hyperconnected Lives - Pew Research Center | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"While experts see many young people becoming nimble analysts and decision-makers because of their embrace of the networked world, they also warn that some constantly-connected teens and young adults will lack a deep engagement with people and knowledge by being hyperconnected."

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25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs | Ventureneer

25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs | Ventureneer | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it

"Values-driven organizations – nonprofits, social enterprises and socially responsible small businesses – face a special challenge: balancing social good and mission with revenue generation.

Ventureneer has put together a list of the 25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs, those blogs that “get” the challenge of mission and/or provide useful information about social media."

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Just How Big Is Twitter In 2012?

Just How Big Is Twitter In 2012? | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
Did you know that Twitter now has around half a billion registered profiles, with over 100 million in the USA alone?
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Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs

Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
A discussion on whether scholars should take the time to write a blog about their work.
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Facebook Makes the World Smaller, Shrinks 6 Degrees of Separation to 4 [STUDY]

Facebook Makes the World Smaller, Shrinks 6 Degrees of Separation to 4 [STUDY] | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, Facebook reduces the six degrees of separation to only four, meaning it makes the world even smaller.
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Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant

Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant | Exploring Social Media | Scoop.it
Got something you want to find on the Guardian website?
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If the Buddha Used Twitter

Soren Gordhamer - "I can't say whether the historical Buddha, the one that lived some 2,500 years ago, would use Twitter if he were alive today, but if he were alive I think he would advise the following 5 approaches to this web phenomena:"

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