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Open online course covered by Richmond Times-Dispatch

Our open online course on “Global Health and Social Media” was covered this week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and VCU News. The articles “VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon” by the Times-Dispatch took a broader look at MOOC offerings at VCU, while the … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett takes over the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is taking over the newspaper business from Media General, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch and 62 other newspapers in the Southeast. In addition to the $142 million takeover, Berkshire Hathaway is also granting Media General a $400 million … Continue reading

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Privacy concerns over changes at Google and Facebook

Google introduces a new privacy and data aggregation policy for all of its platforms and Facebook makes its Timeline feature mandatory for all of its users. Both of these changes raise privacy concerns for millions of users worldwide. Bryan DeVasher, … Continue reading

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Closer relationships through social media

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project examined the social impact of online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The study found that social media users, especially those on Facebook, are developing more trusting and … Continue reading

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