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Online hate under scrutiny after Buffalo shooter streamed massacre on Twitch

The Buffalo shooting has focused attention on the role of Twitch, the gaming platform used by the gunman to broadcast a live stream of the massacre, amid renewed calls for tighter regulation of social media platforms.Twitch allows creators, many with millions of followers, to stream themselves playing video games, chatting with fans, or simply going…

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New Twitter study shows that online sentiment regarding vaccines predicts future vaccination rates.

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Sentiments toward COVID-19 vaccines, whether positive or negative, previews subsequent vaccination rates, finds a study of related Twitter posts. The results offer new insights into the influence of social media on public health measures. The study, conducted by researchers at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and NYU Grossman…

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10 Online Activities for Children in Lockdown This Week

SCA Chess AcademyDuring these difficult times, learning and playing chess can be an effective stress reliever, as well as a channel to sharpen thinking skills in a safe and fun environment!Chess is a unique combination of art, science and sport, challenging the brain to practice logic, acquire pattern recognition, make pictorial and analytical judgments, improve…

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Review of PDF Bob: This online editor for PDFs offers very little beyond the basics

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsEasy to useNo ads or watermarksNo registration required for most tasksConsDoesn’t allow you to edit existing textLimited fontsOur VerdictPDF Bob can accommodate the most basic PDF editing needs, but there are more capable free editors out there. Best Prices Today – PDF Bob PDF Bob is an online PDF editor that…

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‘Star Trek Online’ teams with IDW for more dark adventures in the Mirror Universe (exclusive)

Home News Entertainment “Star Trek Online” boldly expands the Mirror Universe with new union with IDW Publishing. (Image credit: Star Trek Online) Hoping to provide a cohesive template for further ventures into the reflective realm of “Star Trek’s” Mirror Universe, a new partnership between Star Trek Online (STO) and IDW Publishing was recently announced to…

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ESA nixes online event and confirms E3 2022 is canceled

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! The Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is going to be canceled for 2022. The ESA had already signaled it would not do a physical event in Los Angeles and…

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‘Among Us’ is back online following a DDoS attack this weekend

After a weekend of connection issues, Among Us is back online. “Ok servers look stable and good now!” developer Innersloth tweeted on Monday at 3:37PM ET. “Hopefully the sabotages don’t come back – will keep u updated if anything changes.” For much of the weekend, Among Us players in North America and Europe could not…

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GTA Online Is Getting A Monthly Subscription On Xbox Series X And PS5

Sergei Elagin/Shutterstock “GTA Online,” the chronically-updated multiplayer component to “Grand Theft Auto V,” will be accompanied by a premium subscription plan for its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X versions. Beginning on March 29, the new service, called “GTA+,” will grant special benefits to subscribers who shell out $5.99 a month. Of course, this announcement…

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Online Spice Stores that Sell Everything From Annatto Seed to Za’atar

Your best bet is to buy from a company with the shortest supply chain possible—ideally, one that sources spices straight from their origins and sells them directly to you. By cultivating personal relationships with their farmers and foragers, these companies not only ensure that their customers are getting flavorful, fresh, high-quality spices, but also that…

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Online Happiness Classes May Work Better Than You Think

Linda Boiler, who researches public mental health at the Trimbos Institute in the Netherlands and was not involved in this study, compares well-being to a vaccine that can protect people when they run into tough situations. “Maybe we shouldn’t aim for ‘happy’ all the time,” she says. “It’s more fruitful to equip people with the…