Facebook announced on Wednesday that Northeastern is one of 17 research universities selected to partner with the company on next generation, joint technology projects. The Sponsored Academic Research Agreement makes it easy for research faculty and labs to work together with Facebook.
Tech that speaks volumes. @TweetRupal’s research gives voice to the speech impaired @washingtonpost https://t.co/dbYkxSaIt8 — President Aoun (@PresidentAoun) December 7, 2016 First experiment on physical human-robot collaboration with @NASA_Johnson Valkyrie. Kudos […]
The spread of fake news on Facebook has suddenly become a hot topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the presidential election. John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and new media, calls it a “very serious issue,” but says “the chances that misinformation on social media swung the election are vanishingly small.”
Northeastern’s William R. Hobbs and colleagues suggest that Facebook use is associated with longer life, particularly if the time spent online is moderate and the user’s online activities reflect strong social interactions in the offline world.
If you were using Facebook on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-blocking software was being blocked. That was a move by Facebook. We asked two Northeastern professors to explain how new strategies and technologies are changing the digital landscape for users, content providers, and advertisers.
Scrubbing is a misnomer, says David Choffnes, professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. It’s more like adding a coat of paint to an already tarnished online reputation.
Facebook users now have the capability to do more than just “like” a picture of their friend’s baby or a new recipe posted by their favorite food blog. Last week, the […]
Last week the popular social media platform reported that each of us is connected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. Northeastern network theorist Albert-László Barabási offers a more comprehensive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the density of the network.
On Monday, the Supreme Court for the first time addressed the implications of free speech on social media. In the case Elonis v. United States, the court reversed the conviction […]
Assistant professor Brooke Foucault Welles is studying how people can better understand and leverage their social networks to identify valuable and previously unnoticed connections or resources. She says this work could be particularly valuable for the military.
Northeastern post-doctoral researcher Brian Keegan explains the science, the debate, and the implications of a recent Facebook study on the spread of emotion through the social network in a guest blog post on iNSolution.
Social media activism can be a powerful tool to raise awareness about an issue, says Brooke Foucault Welles, an assistant professor of communication studies whose research looks at how social networks shape and constrain behavior.