Penn State News: Emotion expression database new resource for researchers

Penn State News: Emotion expression database new resource for researchers. “The ability to understand facial expressions is an important part of social communication. However, little is known about how complex facial expression signal emotions related to social behavior and inner thoughts. To answer these questions, Penn State researchers developed the Complex Emotion Expression Database (CEED), a digital stimulus set of 243 basic and 237 complex emotional facial expressions.”

MIT Technology Review: Social Media Is Killing Discourse Because It’s Too Much Like TV

MIT Technology Review: Social Media Is Killing Discourse Because It’s Too Much Like TV. “If I say that social media aided Donald Trump’s election, you might think of fake news on Facebook. But even if Facebook fixes the algorithms that elevate inaccurate stories, there’s something else going on: social media represents the ultimate ascendance of television over other media.”

Pew: Blacks more likely than whites to see – and post – race-related content on social media

Pew Research (pew pew pew pew pew!): Blacks more likely than whites to see – and post – race-related content on social media. “Social networking sites are often used to discuss social and cultural issues, and a substantial majority of social media users – white, black and Hispanic – report they encounter content on these platforms about race or race relations. But the amount of race-related content users report seeing on social media varies considerably across racial and ethnic groups, with blacks being especially likely to see content that pertains to race on these platforms.”

Church of England Encourages Clerics to Use Social Media

The Church of England is encouraging its clerics to embrace social media. “Officials in the CofE’s Church House headquarters in London fear that, in an era of shrinking congregations, unless the Church embraces social media it will fail to reach out to those they believe now live much of their lives online. A blog explaining the current thinking makes clear that clerics are now expected to make use of social media and offers places of ‘social media for beginners’ courses for liturgical luddites.”