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At a time when public libraries face mounting operational and community-support challenges, ideas on how to innovate new offerings are most welcome, says Prof. Jill Hurst-Wahl.

The final installment of the Social Media & Democracy seminar series will examine the impact of social media on the 2018 midterm elections.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Michele G. Wheatly has announced the formation of a search committee for the next dean of the iSchool.

The first in a two-year series of working seminars and meetings that will explore the broad space of ‘smart cities’ has been planned for November 7.

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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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