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Syracuse University’s iSchool, City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, and Microsoft Outline Tech/Innovation Initiatives for Education, Skills Training, Jobs, New Economy.

Yaxing Yao, a fifth-year doctoral student at the iSchool, has earned a Best Paper Honorable Mention award from the Association of Computing Machinery’s Conference, CSCW 2019.

Among the new arrivals at the iSchool this fall is one of the largest doctoral cohorts the school has ever seen.

Three iSchool students - Nobi Nyabonda, Cayla Dorsey, and Sophie Estep - will be attending a prestigious conference with some of the biggest names in entrepreneurship.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

New York Times | by Vivian Wang

"This is a bit more harmless, but it’s part of a larger challenge. It does raise questions for how we try to empower the public to better sort out what’s true from fiction," Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley said of the gorilla channel meme.

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Four Perspectives on Bitcoinmania

American Banker | by Penny Crosman

“New York State financial regulators and the IRS say bitcoin is a digital commodity, so it’s a crypto commodity,” said Lee W. McKnight, associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. “It’s a store of value and a hedge in uncertain times. Look at the current political and climate and who’s president. There’s a lot of uncertainty and market hedging.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Built Facebook Into a Behemoth Whose Power he Underestimates

Los Angeles Times | by David Pierson

"[Facebook is] so good at being a business, but really bad at recognizing its role in society,” said Jennifer Stromer-Galley, an information studies professor at Syracuse University. “It is conceivable the company is so big and complex, there are dimensions and aspects of Facebook no one is paying attention to.”

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The Far Right is Struggling to Sustain Interest in its Social Media Platforms

Business Insider | by Maxwell Tani

Jeff Hemsley, a professor at Syracuse who's a coauthor of the book "Going Viral," said many social media followers were casual users and didn't want to bother moving to a new platform to follow just one or two people, adding that "network effects" boosted the popularity of platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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