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Rey Junco
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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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The popular phone app Yik Yak, which allows users to anonymously share comments with nearby app users, has been attacked by college administrators and student governments alike who argue that it plays host to too much hateful or offensive commentary. In light of recent moves to block university network access to the app, Iowa State University professor Rey Junco writes for Wired today in defense of the application and of online anonymity. Junco a...
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Small product decisions have big effects (and Apple can be petty, sometimes)
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Apple isn't petty sometimes. Apple is petty almost all the time. There is nothing new about this. It wasn't introduced with the iPad, iPhone, or even the Mac. It's a relic of Jobsian DNA that is part of the Apple corporate culture. 
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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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Thanks for posting this a article, +Rey Junco. Had not shown up in my newsfeed yet, and I've been expecting to see it.

My 2 cents here... Seems to me that, as more technologies are deployed into the collective environment, the further we can see into individuals' psyches. Jung would have loved YY. After 15 minutes of reading them, however, the yaks of the local college students were largely what I expected: equal parts of inspired and insipid.
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Do issues of harassment happen on Yik Yak? Yes. Do they occur with a frequency that is disconcerting? Absolutely not.
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"Don’t believe the GOP’s sudden conversion to the open Internet. It’s part of a plan to make things even worse." by +Susan Crawford 
The GOP “Internet Openness” bill is just a ploy to rewrite—and throttle— telecom regulation
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Associate Professor
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Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Social Media, Education, Research Methods, Statistics
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  • 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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Ames, Iowa
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West Lafayette, Indiana - Central PA - Miami Springs - Miami, Gainesville, Charleston - Cambridge, MA
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Putting the series of tubes under a microscope.
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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

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Climbed an active volcano; Can dance a mean Sevillana; Was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune
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  • Pennsylvania State University
    Counselor Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Clinical Psychology
  • University of Florida
    Psychology
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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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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.
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