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By Hazel Isaac-Smith, PhD
Office of Dissertations Team Lead: Research Specialist, College of Doctoral Studies

In the virtual world, there is an unspoken etiquette of participation. Those in the know, seem to understand the subtleties of online communication such as all bold and caps does not always translate into “emphasis” – it can translate into yelling at the reader. It cannot be assumed that because you communicate online that you know the rules of online etiquette.

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By Wayne Schmidt, EdD
Doctor of Education Chair, College of Doctoral Studies

In summer 2014, Facebook admitted that it controlled the content that users saw and then monitored how what was seen on Facebook affected people’s moods.

In summary, they found that seeing more positive content improved people’s moods, while more negative content made them feel worse, or even angry.

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