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Digital time capsule #UWRightNow back on display

April 18, 2022

Over 24 hours on April 18, 2012, Badgers from campus, the city and across the world submitted thousands of their personal stories, tweets, photos and videos to a website curated by the university.

Researchers win grant to combat misinformation about COVID and 2020 election

October 6, 2021

A team of researchers will study the most effective methods of combating misinformation online, as it posed significant threats to both public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and democracy throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Q&A: A look at social media behavior during the pandemic

May 28, 2020

"Most of us will be satisfied to just survive this crisis, much less use it to our advantage. Unfortunately, research shows that we often compare ourselves with others who are punching above their weight."

Stream Wisconsin Film Festival selections at home

April 1, 2020

Through "Stay at Home with Wisconsin's Own," the festival will premiere one short film per day on YouTube — an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary collection that had been slated to premiere at this year’s festival, which was canceled.

Survey: Many still find it hard to stay home during pandemic, worry about mental health during isolation

March 24, 2020

Most people are motivated to physically separate themselves from others to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a UW survey shows, but obligations to work and family and mental health concerns make staying apart a challenge.

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

UW study designs novel approach for better understanding teens and technology

February 14, 2020

Researchers at UW have designed a scale, The Adolescents’ Digital Technology Interactions and Importance, that measures the importance of social media interactions. This novel approach proposes…

Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

July 30, 2019

Graduate student Amy Niu is researching whether selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self.

Get Social II: Top Tweets of the Year

December 19, 2018

From perhaps the first ever meme, to a proposal to get to class in a tauntaun on a snowy day, Twitter had lots of fun and news posts about @UWMadison in 2018.

Get Social: Campus gets spiffed up for homecoming

October 17, 2018

In this week's Get Social, we feature some of the best posts about campus in preparation for all the Homecoming festivities. Be sure to share some of your own and tag them #WiscoHoco.

Science-A-Thon celebrates a day in the life of a scientist

October 12, 2018

Scientists from around the world will share photos of a typical day for the social media campaign, designed to exhibit and promote diversity in science and raise funds for scientific mentoring. Participating scientists will post 12 photos over 12 hours on social media, an hour-by-hour snapshot of a day in the lab, field or classroom, using the hashtag #dayofscience.

National Academy reports seen as beacons for civil public discourse

October 2, 2018

A new study says that a consensus report on GMO crops was useful in terms of fostering informed public conversation on a divisive technology.

Share how you spent your #UWSummer day, and win a prize!

July 11, 2018

How do you spend your #UWSummer day? Next week, we’d like you to use Twitter and Instagram to share your Summer Term activities, whether it’s learning in a classroom, working a job of internship, or just relaxing on the Terrace.

A social media journey through 2017… in red and white

December 19, 2017

A look back at UW–Madison's most popular Tweets and Instagrams of 2017, from Lake Mendota to Camp Randall and back.

CyberBadgers: A look back at 2016 on social media at UW

December 22, 2016

A look back at some of the most popular Tweets and Instagram posts at UW–Madison during 2016.

New research looks at fallout from posting embarrassing moments on social media

November 16, 2016

While social media sites may offer positive opportunities to engage with friends, share information and expand our social networks, these online platforms may also become a place where past mistakes, missteps, or embarrassing moments become fodder for discussion in the public domain.

When inhaling media erodes attention, exhaling provides focus

April 18, 2016

For people who text while watching TV or listen to music while reading, sharpening their focus may be as simple as breathing.