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7 Fascinating Ways Researchers Are Using Social Media

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Normally when we think about social media research we think about it in the context of advertising, or Facebook’s ever-watchful eye. However, scientific researchers are flocking to social media as the 21st century equivalent to watching animals with binoculars from the bushes – sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are an opportunity to observe people interacting with each other and social phenomena in an online “natural environment”. Why Are Researchers So Interested in Social Media? There is no better source of data than what we put out through our social media profiles. Think about all the information someone could learn…

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