The Buzz: Social Media Revolution


In the past five years, technology has played a major part in influencing the way we functions, even in the least mechanical of human behaviors--like socializing. Today, ScienceBloggers are taking a close look at how the social media explosion is affecting the world. On The Primate Diaries, Eric Michael Johnson reports on anthropologist Stefana Broadbent's surprising theory suggesting that social media is "promoting greater intimacy between people." Abel Pharmboy of Terra Sigillata shares with readers a flattering e-card he received marketing a pharmaceutical, sent only a week before the FDA holds a hearing on "Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools." Matthew C. Nisbett covers Repower America's new social media ad campaign for their new feature, "The Wall," on Framing Science. On The World's Fair, David Ng posts a video from TEDx featuring a talk on how "advances in technology have provided increased collaboration on scientific research and scholarly publications," particularly in light of the H1N1 pandemic.


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