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Dec 7, 2016

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Christina

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The FBI Is Investigating Me Because I Tweeted A Joke About Fake News

This is a story about how the FBI came to investigate a joke I tweeted about fake news.

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Nov 16, 2016

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Christina

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HeartMob’s Volunteers Crack the Trollish Eggs of Twitter

JULIE LALONDE KNOWS all too well what it’s like to be harassed on social media.Lalonde is an Ottawa-based women’s rights activist intimately familiar with the deluge of abuse a single tweet can trigger.

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Oct 17, 2016

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Remi

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You Are What You Tweet

The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, used Twitter as a way to gain insight into the health of people in neighborhoods across the U.S. “Increasingly we’re seeing more and more studies looking at health beyond just disease, incorporating...

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Sep 14, 2016

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Christina

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Why Can’t Twitter Do What Instagram Just Did?

INSTAGRAM NOW OFFERS a tool that automatically blocks comments if they include certain abusive words. It’s a wonderfully simple way of dealing with the harassment and the other nastiness that plagues so many of today’s online social networks, including the photo-happy, Facebook-owned Instagram. And...

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Aug 31, 2016

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Christina

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Twitter Shares Revenue With Video Makers

TWITTER WANTS PEOPLE making more videos for its social networking service. So, it’s turning to a time-honored means of encouragement: money.

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Jul 13, 2016

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Christina

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Teens: this is how social media affects your brain

Whether you're on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, What's App or Twitter, the way you communicate with friends today is changing.

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Jun 27, 2016

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US Customs Wants to Collect Social Media Account Names at the Border

Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in which persons entering the country can declare their various social media accounts and screen names. The information...

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Using social media to prevent adolescent suicide

Distraught over a poor grade that she thought would ruin her life, the honor-roll student broadcast her suicide for anyone to see. Hours later, she was in the inpatient psychiatric unit where I work, thanks to the quick thinking and action of anonymous viewers. As a psychiatrist, I have seen a...

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Twitter Users Share What #MyDepressionLooksLike to Raise Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Month, and while depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are slowly shedding their stigma, we've still got a long way to go.

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How to Check Which Apps Access Your Tweets--And Stop Them

THREE’S A CROWD. But when you go to a website it’s rarely a private line between you and your destination. There are often a few third parties there, too: reading your feed, accessing your data, and crunching your numbers. Maybe you gave them your blessing when you first downloaded them, but did...

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