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To Like or Not to Like: Facebook at 20

The Social Media Pioneer Changed the World, But Not Always for Good. A UMD Expert Explains Its Complicated Legacy.

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A Grin Emoji for Advance in Predicting Viral Facebook Posts

UMD Researchers Measure Social Media Sharing With Competing Theories on Emotions

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Why Is Everyone Joining Threads?

Twitter’s New Rival Surges Despite Snags. A UMD Social Media Expert Explains Why.

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When a Cat Video Elicits More Than Warm Fuzzies

Researchers Look at Human Responses to ‘Cuteness’ in Social Media

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Disloyal boyfriend meme with "Buffalo, NY gets buried in more snow" written on girl, "many of us" written on disloyal boyfriend, and "climate activists" written on angry girlfriend. Another meme with picture of fire over city that reads, "It's not climate change. It's called weather."

What’s in a (Climate Change) Meme?

Doctoral Student Delves Into Dark Humor About Global Challenge

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Could the Next Viral Dance Challenge Help Narrow Music’s Gender Gap?

Research Finds TikTok Is Helping Promote Equity in the Industry

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Terps With Bushy Tails

With Popular Instagram Account, Students Keep an Eye on the Squirrels

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Dionne Warwick

‘I’m Transmitting Kindness’

Before Visiting UMD Today, Pop Legend Dionne Warwick Talks About Twitter Fame, New Documentary and Latest Music

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The Secrets to Social Success

Students Learn to Game Algorithms and Grow Audiences in Popular Class

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$1M NSF Award to Support Data-powered Fight Against Pandemics

System to Use Social Media, GPS, Government Data to Improve Predictive Models, Communications

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Is Twitter Doomed?

UMD Social Media Expert Predicts Costly Consequences of Gutting Content Moderation

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Elon Musk's Twitter

Researcher Studies Tesla’s Twitter Bot Boost

Did Fake Fans Push Popular Electric Vehicle Builder’s Stocks Skyward?

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