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Rey Junco
Works at Iowa State University
Attended Pennsylvania State University
Lives in Ames, Iowa
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Check out our new research lab website! 
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“If you’re a boss and you have [the] expectation [that your employees will be reachable via email during their vacation], then you are a boss who doesn’t really care about your employee’s well being. You also don’t really care about your employee’s productivity."
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Technology expert Rey Junco recommends his practice of taking full breaks from the psychological pull of technology, even deleting emails while away, to improve mental health and balance.
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Another fantastic +Pew Internet report by Amanda Lenhart 
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
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About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1 in 5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.
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One would have to believe there is such a thing as a "cell phone addiction." 
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By Reynol Junco, associate professor, Iowa State University; and faculty associate, Berkman Center for Internet and Society1. Over the last years, I've been researching how real-time behavioral data, collected unobtrusively through technology, can predict learning outcomes.
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Find the racial and ethnic breakdowns of all types of professors at more than 1,500 colleges.
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Exactly where they should be! In the minority. :D
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My new theory: the "just in case" attitude that (in part) drives hoax sharing
The fake Facebook privacy notice is once again spreading like wildfire. Here's why people still fall for it, over and over again.
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The days of college students pretending they did the reading are over.
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I'm quoted in this wonderfully-moral-panicky article about how social media makes college students go nuts at parties. Too bad she didn't use the data I provided about the Penn State "riots" before and after social media.
Towns across the United States, like Keene, N.H., and Panama City Beach, Fla., that host big gatherings of young people that sometimes turn violent are instituting bans.
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Putting the series of tubes under a microscope.
Introduction

Rey Junco is an associate professor of education and human computer interaction at Iowa State University and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Rey's primary research interest is using quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning. His research has focused on informing best practices in using social technologies to enhance learning outcomes. Rey has found that technology, specifically social media like Facebook and Twitter, can be used in ways that improve engagement and academic performance. Currently, Rey is investigating the ability to use trace data (seemingly irrelevant data collected through natural uses of technology) in order to provide real-time and unobtrusive prediction of student outcomes. Rey is also interested in examining how social media affect interpersonal relationships, identity development, online discourse, digital inequalities, and how the use of digital media promotes formal and informal learning. He blogs at blog.reyjunco.com

Bragging rights
Climbed an active volcano; Can dance a mean Sevillana; Was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune
Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Counselor Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Clinical Psychology
  • University of Florida
    Psychology
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Reynol
Work
Occupation
Associate Professor
Skills
Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Social Media, Education, Research Methods, Statistics
Employment
  • Iowa State University
    Associate Professor, 2014 - present
  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Fellow, 2013 - present
  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Youth and Media Lab Mentor, 2011 - present
  • Purdue University
    Associate Professor, 2013 - 2014
  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Faculty Associate, 2012 - 2013
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Currently
Ames, Iowa
Previously
West Lafayette, Indiana - Central PA - Miami Springs - Miami, Gainesville, Charleston - Cambridge, MA
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Called and asked if they were open. They said "sure! Come on down!" When we got here they had a 45 minute wait. We figured that might happen so we just planned to get take out if they couldn't seat us. When I asked the hostess for a menu for takeout she said "sorry, we're not doing that tonight." Really? We drove 30 minutes to come to this one place and it is not even prime time for dinner. Will not be coming back.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Couldn't even get them to come out and give me an estimate on my lawn. The owner kept telling me he'd get around to it and provided excuse after excuse. A simple "we're too busy to take on new customers" would have sufficed. I can't imagine how erratic their lawn maintenance service must be if this is how they treat a potential customer. When the owner texted me last, he asked if I would be ok waiting until the spring (it's not even fall yet) for lawn care. When I told him that I wouldn't ever use a service that treats customers like he does, he attempted to ridicule me by calling me a "bad customer." Find another lawn service... I did and got estimates within 1-2 days with courteous service.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
An hour wait just to talk to someone to complete a transaction? You're better off driving to the T-Mobile in Ankeny where they rush over to help you right away.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Was in St. Louis to give a talk and got stuck at the airport for the night. My host university was kind enough to get me a reservation. They reserved this hotel online sight unseen. I can easily say this is the filthiest hotel I've ever been in. My assigned room wasn't even cleaned. When I told the front desk person that's why I was leaving she said "I don't know why this keeps happening to me." She also said she didn't know how to process a refund without her manager who won't be back until tomorrow. If you're stuck in the airport and this is your only option, sleep in the airport. It's much nicer.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great burgers. Worst service ever. Been here three times. Twice it took over an hour to get food (at 6 pm on a weeknight? Really?). Don't come hungry.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago