Research Brief: Evaluating Twitter use in the classroom (University of Minnesota)

University of Minnesota: Research Brief: Evaluating Twitter use in the classroom. “A University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine study used Twitter as a means of distributing additional radiology case examples to students. The study examined if providing learning materials to students outside of the normal channels would improve students’ radiographic interpretation skills. Results of the study were recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.”

BBC: Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings

BBC: Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings. “A growing number of people with epilepsy have said they are having seizures triggered by flashing images on social media, a charity has warned. The Epilepsy Society wants the government’s new plans to tackle ‘online harms’ to recommend warnings about flashing images on social media.”

Blooloop: Celebrity influencers and the Beyoncé effect – making museums cool

Blooloop: Celebrity influencers and the Beyoncé effect – making museums cool . “Celebrtiy influencers, from Beyoncé and Bowie to Brian Blessed and Winnie the Pooh are attracting new audiences to museums. Powered by social media, these famous faces are able to drive significant growth in attendance.”

BuzzFeed News: Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire

BuzzFeed News: Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire. “The Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic Parisian landmark, suffered extensive damage Monday after a fire engulfed the historic structure, causing its spire to collapse and destroying much of its roof. You can read more about it here. As the cathedral burned, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and coordinated disinformation campaigns began to spread across social media.”

The Guardian: Facebook urged to disable ‘like’ feature for child users

The Guardian: Facebook urged to disable ‘like’ feature for child users. “Turning off the ‘like’ function, and limiting data collection and geolocation tools on popular platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, are among a 16-point list of recommendations for age-appropriate design released by the Information Commissioner’s Office.”