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Malawians from Saturday night have been dominating their posts on the social networking sites with news of Chelsea FC winning its first ever European Cup in a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The support base of Chelsea in Malawi is not big comparing to English teams like Liverpool,, Manchester and Arsenal.
* College students face elevated risk for seasonal flu because they often live in close quarters where infectious disease can easily spread. * College students who perceived support for flu vaccination from spouses, parents and friends were also more likely to perceive the vaccine as safe and to intend to be vaccinated. * Future influenza vaccine promotions on college campuses should target information at parents as well as students. By Laura Kennedy, Contributing Writer Research Source: Journal of Adolescent Health Health Behavior News Service Newswise — College students’ social networks influence their beliefs regarding the safety of influenza vaccines and decisions about vaccination, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Microsoft launches So.cl. (Credit: Screen shot by Steven Musil/CNET) In the wake of the IPO of social-networking giant Facebook, Microsoft has quietly launched So.cl, its own social networking foray.
Congrats, Mark Zuckerberg. You went public on Friday, got married on Saturday and now as a special present from part-owner and best partner Microsoft have a new social network to contend with: Microsoft’s So.cl.
A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and a complex set of the dyadic ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. [ 1 ] The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics. Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology , sociology , statistics , and graph theory . Georg Simmel authored early structural theories in sociology emphasizing the dynamics of triads and "web of group affiliations." [ 2 ] Jacob Moreno is credited with developing the first sociograms in the 1930s to study interpersonal relationships.
Edit Storyline On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Written by Columbia Pictures
It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories.