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cu boulder study: majority of twitter users don’t know researchers collect, anal


a new study out of the university of colorado has found that the majority of twitter users don't know that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets.






twitter tests 280-character tweets


twitter’s defining feature has always been brevity: 140 characters was all you got. but under a new test announced tuesday, the san francisco tech company said it will begin giving users twice as much room to tweet. tweets of 280 characters will be rolled out to a small group of users initially...






boulder may have a new bat in town, and researchers are thrilled


this summer in boulder could be a big one for the tri-colored bat, as researchers expect to find out in the coming months if the species -- which has only been seen a handful of times in colorado — has expanded to the front range.






trump’s hillary & russia tweets draws twitterati reactions


twitter users quickly responded to president donald trump’s series of thursday tweets in which he asked why only his relationship with russia was under scrutiny and not hillary clinton’s. within minutes after the president’s tweets, many twitter users lashed out at the president telling him it...






twitter allegedly deleting negative tweets about united airlines


following the release of several videos that showed united airlines forcibly removing a passenger (david dao) from a flight, the company took a considerable amount of criticism online —especially on twitter. some of those negative tweets have disappeared, according to users. instances of users complaining that twitter removed content critical of united airlines have popped […]






twitter allegedly deleting negative tweets about united airlines


following the release of several videos that showed united airlines forcibly removing a passenger (david dao) from a flight, the company took a considerable amount of criticism online —especially on twitter. some of those negative tweets have disappeared, according to users. instances of users compl...






cannabis consumers have more sex, study finds


regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at stanford university.






kodiak researchers to study declining pacific cod stocks


kodiak, alaska (ap) — kodiak researchers are looking into why pacific cod stocks have been shrinking over the past few years. the kodiak daily mirror reported tuesday that the kodiak seafood and marine science center researchers will collect information about the habitat use, diet and energetics of juvenile cod. their studies will look at a […]






twitter is at work developing feature that will allow users to flag ‘fake news’


twitter is looking to actively take on “fake news” by adding a feature that would allow users to flag tweets deemed misleading or harmful – although it’s not clear who would ultimately verify such facts. a prototype phase of the feature, which may never be implemented across the platform as a whole,...






uber rejects mit study that shows ride-hailing drivers make under $4 an hour


researchers to revisit study after uber ceo dara khosrowshahi tweets that ""mit = mathematically incompetent theories."






researchers want more protections from drilling for bald eagles in boulder, weld


a nonprofit study group surveying bald eagles in boulder county and western weld county is sounding the alarm over the lack of state-regulated protection from any oil and gas operations' leaks and air pollution in wetland and riparian areas.






marijuana causes less brain damage than alcohol, cu study finds


a new study from researchers at the university of colorado boulder found that alcohol is much more damaging to your brain than marijuana.






restaurant ads quoting trump removed following complaints


boulder, colo. (ap) — advertisements for a boulder restaurant that quoted president donald trump’s tweets were pulled from seven kiosks in downtown denver. the daily camera reports the ads created by tda boulder for hapa sushi paired screenshots of trumps tweets with the restaurant’s logo and the slogan, “eat well before it all ends.” the […]






twitter explains why it won't block 'world leaders' — without naming trump


some twitter users have called, repeatedly, for the social network to block president donald trump's account - but a new statement from twitter essentially says that is not going to happen. twitter has previously responded to complaints about trump's account by saying that certain users' tweets...






twitter tests 280-character tweets


twitter’s defining feature has always been brevity: 140 characters was all you got. but under a new test announced tuesday, the san francisco tech company said it will begin giving users in much of the world twice as much room to tweet. tweets of 280 characters will be rolled out to a small group...






twitter kills its 140-character limit. now tweets can be twice as long


twitter inc. is ending its 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. users tweeting in chinese, japanese and korean will still have the original limit. twitter says that's because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. the company said 9% of tweets written in english...






twitter working on a dedicated bookmark button for tweets


twitter has revealed that it is working on a private bookmarking button to allow users to save tweets to read later.






study: fake news "reaches more people, penetrate deeper into the social network,


a team of mit researchers "analyzed every major contested news story in english across the span of twitter’s existence" and found that "fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate deeper into the social network, and spread much faster than accurate stories," reports the atlantic. why? the mit team has two hypotheses: first, fake news seems to be more “novel” than real news. falsehoods are often notably different from the all the tweets that have appeared in a user’s timeline 60 days prior to their retweeting them, the team found. second, fake news evokes much more emotion than the average tweet. the researchers created a database of the words that twitter users used to reply to the 126,000 contested tweets, then analyzed it with a state-of-the-art sentiment-analysis tool. fake






boulder podcast host wants to pay you to study pot


the host of boulder-based pot business-themed podcast cannainsider wants to pay budding weed entrepreneurs to drop out of college and study pot instead.






google study finds phishing most likely cause of account takeoversgoogle study f


google conducted a year-long study with researchers from university of california , berkeley that shows users are far more at risk from phishing attacks than from keyloggers or data breaches.






researchers analyze nasa moon mission audio to let public 'explore apollo'


fifty years after the first human flights to the moon, researchers have taken a new look at the apollo missions, or, more appropriately, a new listen.






researchers to study pulmonary disorders in sangamon county


springfield, ill. (ap) — researchers will use grant money to study sangamon county neighborhoods to determine those with high levels of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. the (springfield) state journal-register reports that researchers hope to have results from the central illinois study by march. they hope local hospitals will use the results to target […]






anti-vaccine voices contending link to autism growing louder on twitter, five-ye


an online chorus voicing anti-vaccine views with regard to autism has gained momentum via twitter, a five-year university of colorado boulder study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from california and several northeastern states -- particularly in areas of high affluence and concentrations of new moms.






twitter is testing longer tweets up to 280 characters


in a major shift, twitter is experimenting with giving users double the characters with which to tweet.






twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets


twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after ceo jack dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect users.






watch apple's new commercials for the ipad pro featuring real people's tweets


for its new advertising campaign, apple is answering twitter questions about the ipad pro.on friday, apple released a new series of ipad pro commercials that use real tweets to showcase the ipad pro’s lte capabilities, as well as tout the device’s virus-free experience. “it’s better than a computer,” reads one of the ads. each of the 15-second ads uses a real tweet to address a feature of the ipad pro. one tweet expresses fear over a “nasty” pc virus, while another questions whether microsoft word can be used on an ipad pro.but while the tweets and corresponding twitter usernames appear to be real, apple has replaced the real people behind the tweets with actors. according to the verge, apple reached out to the real twitter users before their tweets were used in the campaign.to read this






watch apple's new commercials for the ipad pro featuring real people's tweets


for its new advertising campaign, apple is answering twitter questions about the ipad pro.on friday, apple released a new series of ipad pro commercials that use real tweets to showcase the ipad pro’s lte capabilities, as well as tout the device’s virus-free experience. “it’s better than a computer,” reads one of the ads. each of the 15-second ads uses a real tweet to address a feature of the ipad pro. one tweet expresses fear over a “nasty” pc virus, while another questions whether microsoft word can be used on an ipad pro.but while the tweets and corresponding twitter usernames appear to be real, apple has replaced the real people behind the tweets with actors. according to the verge, apple reached out to the real twitter users before their tweets were used in the campaign.to read this






twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280


it's official. we're going to 280. now every twitter user — from first-day users to president donald trump — will have twice the room to share their thoughts. twitter on tuesday confirmed that it is doubling its iconic character count for good, after a month or so of tests trying out longer tweets....






study: pharmaceutical compounds found in hudson river


albany, n.y. (ap) — a new study says areas of the hudson river from troy to new york city are spiked with pharmaceuticals that could pose a threat to aquatic life. the study announced this week was a collaboration of researchers from columbia university, the environmental protection agency, riverkeeper and queens college. researchers found 16 […]






twitter users requested less trolling. instead, we got tweet weight gain


prosody, the rhythmic structure of verse, is not logical. that’s why we speak of rhyme as the opposite of reason. nor was twitter’s first 140-character limit for tweets ever logical. jack dorsey explained this at tedious length on twitter on tuesday, when the venerable microblogging platform announced...






brain-like neural networks study space-time distortions at breakneck speed


researchers have used brain-like "neural networks" to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so.






iu researchers get $2m to study traumatic brain injuries


indianapolis (ap) — indiana university researchers have won a $2.1 million federal grant to study the long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries. the grant from a division of the u.s. department of health and human services will allow the iu school of medicine to conduct a five-year study with the rehabilitation hospital of indiana. the […]






researchers study old wooden ship remains on florida beach


a 48-foot section of an old sailing ship has washed ashore on a florida beach, thrilling researchers who are rushing to study it before it's reclaimed by the sea.






uams to study public perception on medical marijuana


little rock, ark. (ap) — researchers at the university of arkansas for medical sciences are conducting a study to gauge residents’ views of medical marijuana before and after it’s available in the state. the arkansas democrat-gazette reports that representatives from several colleges outside the state approached university researchers last year about the survey opportunity. researchers […]






vast majority of users don't use two-factor authentication: surveyvast majority


only 28 percent of users actually use a second method of identifying themselves on any of their online accounts, according to a survey conducted by authentication firm duo security.