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Happy Guys Finish Last: Nonverbal Emotion Displays and Attraction

June 10, 2011 coms 0

It’s no surprise that girls are attracted to bad buys, and a new study only reinforces that notion…sorry nice guys. A study focusing on nonverbal communication at the University of British Columbia found happy guys were seen as less attractive than men who were swaggering or brooding.

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Perry Hewitt on Harvard’s Social Media

June 9, 2011 coms 0

In an effort to create a greater social experience at Harvard, Perry Hewitt — Director of Digital Communications and Communications Services at Harvard University — has been has been using the web and social networks create an online presence for Harvard.

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Five Best Commencement Speeches of 2011

June 6, 2011 coms 0

This collection of speeches hosts a wide range of speakers who reach into their own life experiences and lessons to deliver commencement addresses that are eloquent, humorous, and moving. Each speech was chosen for their inspirational nature, because they not only have the power to motivate upcoming and recent graduates, but also those of us who need a reminder of what it feels like to be wide-eyed twenty-something-year-old.

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Less Than 20% of College Students Use Twitter

June 2, 2011 coms 0

Twitter is seen as a major social media tool and cultural influence, but does it play as large of a role as everyone believes? Research by Northwestern University finds that Twitter is mainly used by those who are interested in celebrity and entertainment news, and that only 17.8 percent of college students actually used Twitter in 2010.

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How the Academic World Is Using Social Media

June 1, 2011 coms 0

Professors are adapting the way they educate to keep up with technology’s rapid changes. Social media is not a tool that was always used in the academic world, but as our world embraces sites like Facebook and Twitter more everyday, academia has seen it as an opportunity to grow the ways in which they teach and collaborate.