social media

The Weaponization of Social Media

The impact of technology, the internet and social media on every aspect of society today is a topic of great debate. P.W. Singer, Author of LikeWar: The Weaponization of social media joins Hari Sreenivasan via google hangout to discuss the changes in technology and politics with the rising power of Social Media.

SciTech Now Episode 513

In this episode of SciTech Now, discover how researchers are saving Scallops; launching a Human to Mars; the rising power of Social Media; and the latest technology to fight fires.

Twitter and the Telegraph

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist author and a self-proclaimed science evangelist. She’s the creator of a podcast series called Science Underground. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the similarities between the telegraph and the tweet.

What is small data?

Our unique digital traces, or small data, are being collected and analyzed constantly by search engines and social media. What can we learn about our health through this data? Deborah Estrin, co-founder of the startup Open mHealth, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this trend.

How refugees are using social media and other technology

Last year more than a million migrants and refugees fled from places like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, searching for safe places to settle. CNET senior writer Ben Fox Rubin joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how mobile phones, apps, social media and other technologies are part of this global story.

SciTech Now Episode 302

Epidemiologists in North Carolina track the evolution and geographic spread of Zika; CNET’s Ben Fox Rubin discusses how refugees in Greece are using mobile phones, apps and social media; Science Friday shares insights about the mysterious octopus; and a special place in San Antonio, Texas where teens might not have access to technology and the […]

The science of cute

Since the mid-twentieth century, researchers have been trying to understand what makes creatures appear cute to humans. These adorable traits include infant-like features such as wide-set eyes and large heads. Now, with the help of social media, researchers at Virginia Tech are investigating the science behind cuteness.

Social Media

As the number of social media users continues to grow, some universities have incorporated the communication tool into their curriculum.