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Jon Ossoff Was the Congressional Candidate Social Media Built

Losing a political race is a messy thing. As Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign proved, fingers inevitably point in every direction, alternately blaming the candidate, the team, the message, and the opposition’s dirty tactics for the loss. It’s never as simple as any of these explanations. But Jon Ossoff’s defeat ...

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Newly discovered brain network offers clues to social cognition

Scientists call our ability to understand another person’s thoughts — to intuit their desires, read their intentions, and predict their behavior — theory of mind. It’s an essential human trait, one that is crucial to effective social interaction. But where did it come from? Working with rhesus macaque monkeys, researchers ...

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For Election Day Chatter, Twitter Ruled Social Media

By MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER November 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — At around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast, the first signs of presidential chatter started stirring on Twitter, then quickly began to mushroom. In the ensuing hours, Twitter’s 100 or so staff members working on the company’s Election Day efforts woke ...

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Facebook Defies Social Media Gravity With User and Profit Growth

By MIKE ISAAC November 2, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — To paraphrase Isaac Newton’s third law of motion, what goes up must, inevitably, come down. Now try telling that to Facebook. The social network on Wednesday reached the latest milestones in its quest to dominate the world, topping 1.79 billion monthly visitors as ...

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Two-Way Radios Reveal the Mysterious Social Lives of Sharks

When most people think about sharks, they worry about the biting or chomping that might occur should they meet one. Marine biologists aren’t so self-centered. They consider deeper mysteries, like: Are sharks social? University of Delaware scientists recently used a radio tracking technology called acoustic tagging to reveal how sharks interact. ...

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