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All News tagged "social media"


Just Putting it Out There — How #MeToo, Awareness Months and Facebook Are Helping Us Heal

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it’s that everything isn’t okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it — according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites. Their latest work, an examination of how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.
Drexel student Alex Norcross, right, alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Social Media on a Co-op With Comcast

Alex Norcross made the most out of his co-op with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia by switching into a social media role and gaining valuable experience with audience engagement. Along the way, he learned the importance of timing and preparation. 

Unfiltered: Instagram Has Become a Haven For People Making Sensitive and Stigmatized Self-Disclosures

Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today’s technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized. Though this has been the unfortunate norm for quite some time, new research from Drexel University is steadily uncovering the areas of social network sites where the sufferers are finding solace. In their latest finding Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics who study how people interact on social media, have observed that one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using Instagram — and recruiting pictures to help them explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words. 
Drexel's attempt at the Mannequin Challenge

Drexel Takes a Shot at the Mannequin Challenge

Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake, Mario and the Dragon'24 group got in on the viral craze.

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The Benefits of Friending a Grownup

When teen and adult worlds collide on social media it can be weird and awkward at times, but research from Drexel University suggests these socially messy interactions can turn out to be valuable life experiences. 

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Find Support In Online 'Anonymity' 

A study led by Drexel University researchers suggests that survivors of sexual abuse who seek guidance and support in online forums may be doing so because they find comfort in the relative anonymity the forums provide, which allows them to speak candidly about their experience and be direct in asking for help.


On Twitter, E-Cigarette Ads Spread Like Secondhand Smoke

Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of “everyone’s doing it” when it comes to e-cigarette marketing? While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, as we are beginning to understand the health effects of the substitute to smoking, a recent study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Southern California suggests that e-cigarette marketing on social media is about as containable as second-hand smoke.

A Tweet reading "Another beautiful fall day in the city" and Gerri C. LeBow Hall at twilight.

The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — October 2015

From hard work improving the local community to hard work preparing for the next athletic season, see the best of Drexel through social media posts in October.
A logo featuring a compass for the Drexel Global Night of Networking.

5th Global Night of Networking Brings Dragons Closer Across the Map

Between in-person and online gatherings, Drexel alumni came together the world over in the fifth iteration of the annual Drexel University Alumni Association event.
The Philadelphia skyline on a grey day in an Instagram post telling new Drexel students that the "city is yours."

The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — September 2015

Share in the excitement of the brand-new school year with the Drexel community's best posts of the month.
An Instagram post depicting fireworks seen from Perelman Plaza at Drexel.

The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — July 2015

Check out the highlights from Drexel social media during June, smack in the middle of the dog days of summer.
The Philadelphia skyline after a storm, as depicted in an Instagram post by Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences.

The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — June 2015

Check out the highlights from Drexel's social media this month including the excitement and fanfare of Commencement 2015.