Tag Social media
Becoming "Facebook official" is a milestone in modern romance, and new research suggests that activities on the popular social networking site are connected to whether those relationships last.
The top Twitter account in U.S. higher education is @UWMadison, according to new data released by social media research firm Engagement Labs of Toronto.
University of Wisconsin–Madison computer science researchers have developed a method for using social media posts to estimate air pollution levels with significant accuracy.
In September, a group of UW–Madison professors and their colleagues published a study in the journal Journalism & Mass Communications Quarterly showing a connection between “h-index” — a measure of the quality of a researcher’s work and influence — and whether the scientists interact with reporters and get mentioned on Twitter.
To share is human. And the means to share personal news — good and bad — have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as "social sharing," or the act of telling others about the important events in our lives, has been restricted to face-to-face interactions.
UW-Madison likes to tweet—a lot. And a news study shows that it’s having an impact.
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:
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.
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.
Nate Moll is infamous among friends and colleagues for wearing his tour guide hat. Now, Moll will use Twitter to showcase his many other hats and the best that UW–Madison has to offer as the third voice behind @UWPowersMe, a UW System initiative that features student, faculty and alumni from a different UW school each week.
Lousy day at work or a bad grade on an exam? New research suggests people feeling deflated seek solace in their Facebook profiles to puff themselves up.
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.
UW-Madison has a booming social-media scene, with hundreds of accounts stretching across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Foursquare. It also has historic buildings, time-honored traditions and a 935-acre campus.
Drug war series described as “Charles Dickens on the small screen” is the focus of Integrated Liberal Studies 275: Narratives of Justice and Equality in Multicultural America.
UW-Madison is planning a full-scale test of WiscAlerts, its campus emergency notification system, between 12-2 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 9.
UW-Madison has been named the second “most-influential” university and a “rising star,” in higher education social media, according to new rankings published Friday by Klout.com