Tracking social media “sick posts” could give public health officials a head start on identifying and responding to emerging disease outbreaks, researchers in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science suggest in a new working paper.
If you buy a pair of shoes online, you’ll be bombarded by companies wanting to sell you shoes. What if the algorithms that target purchasing priorities could be used for a greater good?
That’s just what Raquelmarie Clark (B.A., communication, ’18) looked into for her undergraduate research project, “Algorithmic Governance: Worrisome or Wonderful?” Clark has since founded We Always Help Each Other (WAHEO), a nonprofit that supports organizations serving victims of sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Graduates Adept at Using Technology and Data for Careers From Journalism to Social Media
If you think studying communication is mostly for people for want to pursue careers in public relations, it's time to update your thinking. Think data, think digital, think virtual, think about how much you interact with the world via your smart phone.