social media http://wrvo.org en DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/dietbet-how-social-media-can-lead-weight-loss <p>Some people consider social media a waste of time. But what if social media could be used to motivate positive change in people? What if social media could inspire people to make healthier choices, and even lose weight?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.weightresearch.org/bio/bio_leahey.html">Dr. Tricia Leahey</a> discusses <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/">DietBet</a>, a social networking website that challenges users to lose weight. Leahey is an assistant professor in research at Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, and is also part of the <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/social-dieting/advisors">DietBetter.com’s advisory team</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Leahey.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Take Care 51528 at http://wrvo.org DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss How to Respond to Negative Posts on Social Media http://wrvo.org/post/how-respond-negative-posts-social-media <p> In this episode, Michael Meath shares some advice for an organization when negative comments appear on their social media platform.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49885 at http://wrvo.org How to Respond to Negative Posts on Social Media Mobile app could track foodborne illness with a single tweet http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-app-could-track-foodborne-illness-single-tweet <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:59:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 43564 at http://wrvo.org Mobile app could track foodborne illness with a single tweet Could a mobile app beat the flu? http://wrvo.org/post/could-mobile-app-beat-flu <p>Imagine using your smart phone to avoid getting the flu. A new mobile app designed by researchers at the <a href="http://www.rochester.edu/" target="_blank">University of Rochester </a>could make it possible.</p><p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 13:30:02 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30828 at http://wrvo.org Could a mobile app beat the flu? Tara Sonenshine on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/tara-sonenshine-campbell-conversations <p>The new frontier in international diplomacy is something called "public diplomacy"--it involves expanding the domain and&nbsp;practitioners of diplomacy beyond traditional government-to-government communication, and threatens the long-standing emphasis on&nbsp;controlling the message.&nbsp; Tara Sonenshine, the State Department's Undersecretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, guides the United States' efforts in this area.</p><p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 29301 at http://wrvo.org Studying the political science of social media http://wrvo.org/post/studying-political-science-social-media <p>Some graduate students at Syracuse University's Maxwell School will be tracking Twitter accounts and Facebook posts of presidential candidates as part of a new class on social media and politics this fall.&nbsp; The idea is to see how politicians capitalize on the world of social media.<br><br> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:52:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24672 at http://wrvo.org Studying the political science of social media