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Social Media Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

Posted 09 March 2018

In news just in, there is now something more we can add to the growing list of antisocial facts relating to social media.

A new study published conducted at MIT and published in Science has found that the truth takes six times longer than fake news to be seen by 1,500 people on Twitter.

A lie is apparently also 70 percent more likely to be shared via social media in the first place.

The authors of the study, which looked at 126,000 messages spreading false stories on Twitter, suggest that fake stories... Click for more

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William and Catherine Booth defied religious convention to the take the gospel in both word and deed to the poor. They saved thousands of lives and birthed the Salvation Army. Yet, they often felt alone in their quest. William Tyndale only had one ambition: to provide the common people of England with a Bible they could read for themselves, in their own tongue. He spent most... Click for more

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3 Big Techs You Need To Know

The Technologies You & Your Organisation Can't Afford to Ignore

If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

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