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The iSchool conferred a total of 742 individual degrees and certificates of advanced study to students across all of its curriculums in two convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.
A Ph.D. student and two LIS program alumnae were recognized with Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society scholarships.
iSchool faculty, staff, and students will be in New Orleans for the American Library Association's 2018 Annual Conference. Stop by our booth (3632) in the Exhibit Hall and say 'hello!'
The events, for all iSchool students, alumni, and their guests, will be held in New York City on Wednesday, July 11th, and in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 12th.
The one-day event brought municipal government officials, non-profits, and vendors from across Upstate New York to showcase innovative uses of government data and technology.
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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.View Article
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.”View Article
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.”View Article
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.View Article
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