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Anjana Susarla

Anjana Susarla

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University

I study Big Data, Service Supply Chains, Social Media, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

Jan 03, 2022 12:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views

At the end of 2020, it seemed hard to imagine a worse year for misinformation on social media, given the intensity of the presidential election and the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. But 2021 proved up to the task,...

People become less likely to contribute to a virtual public good like Wikipedia or Waze if they know many others are already doing it

Feb 02, 2021 13:27 pm UTC| Technology Insights & Views

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea While people tend to contribute more to a virtual public good if they see others doing the same, this effect reverses if they become...

Biases in algorithms hurt those looking for information on health

Jul 16, 2020 14:20 pm UTC| Technology

YouTube hosts millions of videos related to health care. The Health Information National Trends Survey reports that 75% of Americans go to the internet first when looking for information about health or medical topics....

Social Media Revolution Series

TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

Jul 02, 2020 15:42 pm UTC| Politics

The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trumps rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the...

Hate cancel culture? Blame algorithms

Jan 29, 2020 07:07 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Cancel culture has become so pervasive that even former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the phenomenon, describing it as an overly judgmental approach to activism that does little to bring about change. For the...

How social media turned United's PR flub into a firestorm

Apr 14, 2017 01:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Recent PR stumbles by United Airlines and Uber illustrate the challenges for businesses in an age when citizen activism is amplified by social media. Incidents that not so long ago would have been relatively isolated are...

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Economy

Popeyes officially lands in India with its first store opening in Bengaluru

Popeyes has finally arrived in India, and the very first restaurant outlet is located in Koramangala in the south-eastern part of Bangalore or Bengaluru. Another store was launched as soon as the first was opened and this...

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

South Korea's kimchi exports reach $159.9 million in 2021 to register trade surplus for first time in 12 years

South Koreas kimchi exports last year reached US$159.9 million, up by 10.7 percent from the previous year, sustaining the increase for the past six years, according to Korea Customs Service. With last years kimchi...

Adidas puts up floating tennis court in Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness on ocean pollution

Adidas built a giant, floating tennis court made of recyclable plastic materials just off the coast of Australia to raise awareness against the dumping of plastic in the worlds oceans. The full-size court, built on a...

Politics

Kamala Harris' new communications director faces scrutiny from congressional group for past social media posts

US Vice President Kamala Harris hired longtime Democratic operative Jamal Simmons to become her new communications director. Amidst his hiring, Simmons is now currently facing scrutiny from a congressional group over his...

Donald Trump 'lied his derriere off' for two months, says GOP attorney

As the investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection continues, the congressional committee appears to be closing into high-profile allies of former President Donald Trump. GOP attorney George Conway weighed in on...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US Secretary of State warns Russia could launch attack on short notice

The US is continuing diplomatic efforts to scale down the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned during his visit to Kyiv that Russia may decide to launch an attack on short...

Nancy Pelosi says those who support the filibuster 'dishonor' MLK's legacy

Voting rights are the main agenda in Congress as Democratic lawmakers seek to pass the voting rights bills in the midst of Republican opposition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently ripped into those who support the Senate...

Science

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

Technology

Snapchat updates Quick Add to make it harder for strangers to find users under 18 years old

Snapchat released another Safety Impact blog post on Tuesday, announcing an update to the social media apps Quick Add feature. The company said it had added a new safeguard that should make it harder for strangers to find...

‘Battlefield 2042’ is finally getting the highly requested Scoreboard in February

DICE will introduce adjustments to the way Battlefield 2042 players gain Portal XP in Update 3.2, scheduled to go live on Thursday. The developer also revealed some early details for Update 3.3, including improvements...

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ suffers massive leak with more than a week before launch

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is currently trending on various online platforms, but not for the reason that Nintendo would like. The game has suffered massive leaks over the last day, leading to the early revelation of...

Apple to reportedly launch an M2-powered MacBook Pro in late 2022

A new MacBook Pro is reportedly one of the Mac devices Apple plans to launch later this year. And it is expected to be one of the first Apple computers to ship with the new M2 chip. Apple fans will find three models of...

‘Elden Ring’ leaked videos reveal more terrifying NPCs

There is only a little more than a month left before Elden Ring officially arrives, but that does not stop the release of gameplay video leaks online. Recently, a YouTube channel has been pumping out videos from an early...
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