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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.

Lecture Will Discuss Social Media’s Influence on Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

November 7, 2011

With Facebook and other social media, patient groups in Canada pressed their government to authorize clinical trials for a radical new treatment that addresses an unproven theory of multiple sclerosis (MS).