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Information re-sharing on social media in the age of fake news
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Thu, Oct 26, 2017 - 12:41pm

Recent research, Information Re-Sharing on Social Network Sites in the Age of Fake News, conducted by Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali, assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, and Dr. Anna Sidorova, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences at University of North Texas, looks at resharing behavior on social network sites (SNS) and how the perception of the three dimensions of information quality--reliability, relevance, and enjoyment--could influence users' intention to re-share the content they see on SNSs.

"During extreme events such as shootings, social crisis, and...

What makes people re-share information on social media sites?
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Research shows that most social media users do not invest time in analysing the information content and source before re-sharing it.

A study was conducted with an aim to uncover how the perception of the three dimensions of information quality – reliability, relevance, and enjoyment – could influence users’ intention to re-share the content they see on social network sites. The research was carried out by Dr Mehrdad Koohikamali, assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, and Dr Anna Sidorova, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences at University of North Texas...

Triplets Use Yearbook Photos as Clever Opportunity for ‘Knock Knock’ Joke
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Thu, May 19, 2016 - 9:18am

By Eliza Murphy

Knock knock. Who’s there? Three clever triplets who are definitely finishing up their senior year in style.

Kassidy, Keaton and Kylee Durham, of Fort Wort, Texas, knew the best way to grab attention in their final high school yearbook ahead of graduation.

Instead of using the allotted space for a senior quote, they instead chose to coordinate a funny “knock knock” joke. "Knock knock," read the quote under Kassidy. "Who's there?" read the one under Keaton. "Not the triplets. We...

This Man's Facebook Post Perfectly Nails What's Wrong With Women's Clothing
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Tue, May 10, 2016 - 9:19am

By Anna Swartz

Benjamin Ashton Cooper was helping his girlfriend clean out her closet when he noticed something about her clothes that really, as he put it, "pissed him off."

"I noticed that a lot of what she was getting rid of was of the XL size," he wrote in a Facebookpost Thursday. "That didn't look right to me, and here's why: They fit me."

Cooper put on some of his girlfriend's clothes and noticed that even though they were labeled "extra large," they fit him well...

Don't Expect Texas Primary to End the Nasty Political Ads
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Tue, Mar 1, 2016 - 5:00am

Today's Texas primary is the peak of the political campaign season, but experts say we can expect the mudslinging to continue all the way to November, and it will get worse.

"It's going to be a race to the bottom," University of North Texas marketing professor David Strutton tells News Radio 1200 WOAI.  "And it's going to be butt-ugly.  America is going to be disgusted."He says, unlike past political campaigns, the successful candidates in 2016 are focusing more on social media as a way to get out their message.   It started with President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, which targeted voters over...