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Organized by Ph.D. students Mahboobeh Harandi and Sarah Bratt the half-day function set aside space and time to generate greater awareness of the topics iSchool faculty and students are investigating.
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.
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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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