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Why is Facebook so Hard to Resist?

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Allison Eden, assistant professor of Communication, poses in a computer lab on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication….

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Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016
elderly woman at computer

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

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The Link Between Social Media, Alcohol Use

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Photo of laptop using Facebook along with a beer bottle

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when…

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Social Media Should Be Used in Disaster Communication

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn’t know it was coming or didn’t know how to…

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