Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

MIT Sloan research about social media and misinformation

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“Fake news” and misinformation peak online during presidential election years. Experts look at how they spread and what can be done to stop them.

Oct 5, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Hiring

Exploration-based algorithms boost hiring diversity

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A new approach analyzed resumes for a Fortune 500 firm — and bested traditional screening practices.

Sep 30, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

How the gig economy can reduce unemployment and debt

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In areas where Uber operates, car owners saw fewer unemployment claims and credit delinquencies from 2012 to 2016.

Sep 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

Why restrictive immigration may be bad for U.S. entrepreneurship

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A new study finds immigrants are more likely to start a company than their U.S.-born counterparts.

Sep 17, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Glimpsing the future of work in warehouses

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MIT Sloan doctoral candidate Alex Kowalski is researching practical ways to improve warehouse jobs.

Aug 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Empty middle seats make flying safer during COVID-19

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How safe is flying during the COVID-19 pandemic? A study shows the risk of getting sick on a flight is higher when all seats are filled.

Aug 19, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

The cost of uncoordinated responses to COVID-19

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Social distance behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic are influenced by geography and social connectedness, a new study finds.

Aug 4, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

How an age-based reopening could save lives

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MIT economists recommend older Americans stay home during COVID-19 pandemic while younger adults return to work sooner.

Jun 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Summer forecast for COVID-19: Some relief, but not enough

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Research finds temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit impede transmission of COVID-19, but not enough to quell the epidemic without other measures.

May 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

What should reopen first? Data shows the way

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Banks before gyms, colleges before cafes. A new study offers insight into how to slowly reopen businesses.

May 18, 2020
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