Improving disaster response through Twitter data | Penn State University

When disaster strikes, emergency responders often use social media data to understand the big-picture impact of an event. But thanks to an international team of researchers, organizations could soon have access to real-time, automatically generated summaries of the collateral impact of a disaster based on crowdsourced Twitter data.

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How social media helps scientists get the message across

New study suggests good research pushed through social media gets more citations.

By JENNIFER-ANNE PASCOE

Analyzing the famous academic aphorism ”publish or perish” through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists wanted to see whether communicating their new research discoveries through social media—primarily Twitter—eventually leads to higher citations years down the road.

Turns out, the tweets are worth the time investment.

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People Around World Want Unbiased News | Pew Research Center

A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.

Source: People Around World Want Unbiased News | Pew Research Center

Βαριά πρόστιμα για τα προσωπικά δεδομένα | Επιχειρήσεις | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Βαριά πρόστιμα, σχεδόν εξοντωτικά, ειδικά για τις μεγάλες επιχειρήσεις, φέρνει ο νέος ευρωπαϊκός κανονισμός, που θα ισχύσει αυτόματα και στη χώρα μας από τον προσεχή Μάιο και αφορά το νέο θεσμικό πλαίσιο για την προστασία των προσωπικών δεδομένων.

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Facebook tries fighting fake news with publisher info button on links | TechCrunch

Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see. So today it’s beginning a test of a new “i” button on News Feed links that opens up an informational panel. “People have told us that they want more information about what they’re reading” Facebook product manager Sara Su tells TechCrunch. “They want better tools to help them understand if an article is from a publisher they trust and evaluate if the story itself is credible.”

Source: Facebook tries fighting fake news with publisher info button on links | TechCrunch