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Why Data is the New Oil

Oil has traditionally been considered one of the most valuable physical assets for the last few centuries. But this important commodity may have a new replacement: Data. The arrival of the computer and subsequent evolution of internet has created a human reliance on technology. It has given birth to the importance of data. The top… Read the full article…


What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched Illuminating 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects and… Read the full article…




Social Media’s Role in Tonight’s GOP Debate – and Politics

(Editor’s Note: This post was written by Dr. Jennifer-Stromer-Galley, an associate professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media. She is an expert on human interaction through digital media, and has written extensively about political institutions’ uses of the Internet for… Read the full article…



Startup Roundup: WhoIsInto.Me

Forget dating sites and apps like Tinder! A new “dating site” is up and running without the hassle of creating a profile and taking a selfie for your profile picture. All you need is a Facebook account and an interest to find your special someone! Introducing WhoIsInto.Me Who: Keisuke Inoue and Chris McCarthy What: “WhoIsInto.Me… Read the full article…


Facebook’s New Feature Aimed At Suicide Prevention

Earlier this year, Facebook partnered with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention with the goal of trying to target people who may be at risk of committing suicide based on their Facebook posts. The feature is currently available in the United States and Canada and enables Facebook users to report any suicidal post they see posted… Read the full article…