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Why social media is the new political barometer

After the dust settled from the Coalition’s upset win on the weekend, conversation quickly turned to how inaccurate the country’s major opinion polls had been. Throughout the election campaign Labor consistently led the Coalition 51:49; at the time Morrison took ...

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You would believe what academics say

Is there a funnier university-related Twitter account than ‘Shit Academics Say‘? Sarcasm even seeps into its bio disclaimer: Retweets are not endorsements. They are performative engagement markers that intentionally confound direct alignment with ironic promotion, ambivalent reflection, or personal brand ...

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Worst cyberbullying platform revealed

If ‘likes’ are Instagram’s currency, having none of them can be humiliating. Worse yet, vicious comments, ‘hate’ accounts and sharing and doctoring of people’s photos without permission can be damaging at best, and life-threatening at worst. While the latter situation is ...

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Notes on nursing

Australians are making contributions to research on RNs, ENs and AINs. By Antonia Maiolo. Nurses and midwives use research to provide evidence-based care to enhance health outcomes for individuals, communities and healthcare systems. Evidence-based research can also be used to ...

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‘Like’ and share clear policy

It is critical that universities understand the dangers of social media and implement rules for its use. By Sarah Hedger. Social networking and social media play an important role in promoting awareness of university facilities. They are essential tools in ...

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Social media linked to successful ageing

A new Facebook application, developed by researchers at the Australian National University, is shedding light on how Australia’s elderly use social networking to connect with family and friends. Called Australian Seniors’ Online Networks (AuSON), the application has the potential to ...

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Lecturer lost to the Facebook jungle

It’s 4.40pm on a Friday and every student is staring at me attentively. They are not peering at Facebook, they are not tweeting, and there’s complete silence in the classroom. I’d like to say this is because I’m such a great ...

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