Tag: social media

Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

Posted by on April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study. They say the project is distinctive in that it measures topics of concern, subjectivity, social distancing and public sentiment rather than predicting the spread of infection.

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Missouri S&T student works to localize corporate social media

Posted by on August 23, 2016

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Language barriers and cultural differences lead to the need for large, multinational corporations to adopt localized social media strategies. One graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking at four companies in two countries to study best practices for building such a strategy.

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Social networks can strengthen knowledge-sharing

Posted by on October 3, 2014

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Contrary to the notion that social networks are time-wasters, they could improve project management and the spread of specialized knowledge in the healthcare sector and possibly other large organizations, according to new research from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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College students’ heavy Internet use shares symptoms of addiction

Posted by on December 18, 2013

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Young adults who are heavy users of the Internet may also exhibit signs of addiction, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences in a new study that compares Internet usage with measures of addiction.

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Video website launched to introduce ‘Missouri S&T’

Posted by on November 1, 2007

With two months to go before UMR becomes Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), the university is launching a web-based video campaign to introduce the new name – and the university community – to the online world.

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