Tag Social media

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.

UW-Madison Twitter account graduates with top honors

April 13, 2016

Engagement Labs has named @UWMadison as 2016’s top U.S. educational institution when it comes to communicating in 140 characters or less.

Experts for media: Facebook turns 10

January 29, 2014

Millions of people around the world use Facebook, which was first launched on Feb. 4, 2004. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has experts who can discuss the popular social networking site, how people use it and how it has affected the way we communicate. They include:

Five Questions: Lecturer, critic McNutt connects TV viewing and social media

June 4, 2013

Watching and discussing television — its production, social impact and sense of place — has given Myles McNutt a unique perspective on the American experience. Through social media, McNutt, now a University of Wisconsin–Madison doctoral candidate, has found the perfect intersection between research and real life.

Facebook profiles raise users’ self-esteem and affect behavior

May 31, 2013

A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence behavior.

China Town Hall event focuses on impact of social media

October 25, 2012

While en route to Beijing in 2011 to assume his post as the new U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke stopped at a Starbucks in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to buy a cup of coffee. A Chinese-American businessman snapped a photo and posted it on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.