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Daily Local News – December 27, 2017

On today’s Daily Local News Episode, we’ll take a retrospective on some of our best reporting from 2017: Cook Pharmica was sold to New Jersey-based Catalent Incorporated in September; a series of inappropriate social media messages from Kilroy’s bars draws community condemnation; Dan Wakefield, a longtime friend of Kurt Vonnegut, co-edited five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories which were discovered at …

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Some Good News

It’s been an avalanche of bad news this year – starting with the fact that your personal information (and mine) has almost certainly already been stolen and is floating around out on the dark web. That means we all have to keep a close watch on our bank accounts, credit cards, credit rating and every online account, now and probably …

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Kilroy’s Social Media Posts Draw Ire

Bloomington residents are upset over a tweet issued by Kilroy’s Recess as well as an outdoor chalk sign posted a week ago. The bar on Kirkwood, which replaced Kilroy’s on Kirkwood, reopened Thursday. Near midnight on Friday, the business’ Twitter account tweeted at billionaire sports investor and Indiana University alumnus Mark Cuban: “Come check out your old place. Spoiler: we …

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Better Beware – Cops, Concerts and Ransoms

Telephones, social media, and emails are full of threats these days, and here’s info on three of the latest and most dangerous con-games which may well target YOU.

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Interchange – Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral

Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death. For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about the history of images of black pain, the malleable and incomplete nature of the image, and how to proceed in our current media-saturated …

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Indiana University Study Finds News via Social Media Creates “Information Bubbles”

A recent study by Indiana University researchers has found that people who access their news via social media are measurably more at risk of exposing themselves to what co-author Fil Menczer calls information bubbles. “An information bubble is a metaphorical term to refer to the fact that they may be exposed to a set of news or informations that my …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2015

Indiana Limestone Company is moving approximately 20 jobs to downtown Bloomington; News via Social Media creates “information bubbles”; The Third Annual Crimson Film Festival will be held tomorrow beginning at 9pm. FEATURE The political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz speaks in Bloomington about connecting community members to what he calls “anchor institutions.” ACTIVATE Salvation Army Food Pantry (Part 2) Part …

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Truthy project explores influence of social media

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) on the IU campus is at the cutting edge of researching how information spreads on social media such as Twitter.  Researchers want to understand how social media influences behavior in areas such as politics, advertising, social revolutions, and how it can be manipulated and abused.  The project goes by the name …

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