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Mason professor creates news app for online journalists

INSTASTREAM LETS REPORTERS STREAM EVEN PHOTOS AND REPORT ON FACEBOOK LIVE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer A Mason professor has developed a new app called InstaStream for reporters and others to upload pictures directly into a Facebook livestream broadcast. The…

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Graduate students study effects of #BlackLivesMatter

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) A group of Mason graduate students studying communication recently sent out a survey to discover what motivates Twitter users to adopt the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Bridget Bush, a first year graduate student in communication, said the group…

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Book by Mason professor says happiness is not always needed

George Mason University psychology professor Todd Kashdan has published a book on why the pressure to always be happy can cause negative effects, particularly in today’s connected society. “I think one of the most toxic messages in our culture is try…

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Yik Yak: taking over schools one yak at a time

Written by Kelsey Davidson   Mason students are using a new app sweeping across college campuses for jokes, comments and advice throughout the day. Yik Yak is an app that allows one to post an anonymous 200 character message and…