Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Economics

Voters’ knowledge of political news varies widely

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What voters read and retain varies by age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status — which in turn can influence politicians and policy.

Oct 13, 2020
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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 Social Media

The promise and peril of The Hype Machine

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A new book looks at how social media is reshaping the world for good and bad — and how to protect society and democracy from its threats.

Sep 15, 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 Digital Economy

What happens to industry and employment after COVID-19?

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Which companies survive and thrive depends on an ability to adapt, reorganize, and implement digital technologies.

Jun 1, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

An ‘accuracy nudge’ could curtail COVID-19 misinformation

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People are less likely to share falsehoods about the new coronavirus and COVID-19 when prompted to consider accuracy.

Mar 23, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter My Idea Made to Matter

The successes and challenges of a YouTube tech reviewer

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Jacklyn Dallas’ worst idea involved an iPhone and a “uniquely unappetizing” banana.

Feb 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

How retail stores can thrive in the digital era

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With batting cages, celebrity fashion shows, and private brands, Dick’s Sporting Goods is breathing new life into brick and mortar.

Jan 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

Twitter CFO talks metrics, politics, and transparency

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Finance chief Ned Segal said Twitter’s decision to ban political ads “was a time of tremendous pride.”

Nov 26, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Currency

Libra co-creator explains, defends Facebook’s cryptocurrency

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MIT Sloan’s Christian Catalini said Facebook will keep financial and social data separate.

Nov 13, 2019
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