Could Joe Thornton face supplemental discipline from the NHL?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCenter Joe Thornton might be looking at supplemental discipline from the NHL right when the Sharks will be trying to battle back from a series deficit against the Vegas Golden Knights.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Monday morning, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced it would hold a hearing with Thornton for his hit on Tomas Nosek in the second period of Sunday’s Game 3. …last_img read more

Presidential Campaign Issues: Real Life Vs. Social Media

first_imgTags:#social media 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The economy, taxes, education, health care, immigration, foreign policy, China, Iran, the military. These are the big campaign issues for Tuesday’s presidential election. But what about the world of social media? Do people care about different things? Yes.Turns out the simple act of using social networks impacts people’s views and involvement in the issue, too. The Pew Research Center reports 25% of social media participants who read about political issues online become more active, and 16% change their view after reading about it online. So what are the top issues on social media?  According to analysis of more than 1.7 million social media posts by the marketing company Vocus, the top campaign issues discussed online are:1. Taxes2. Education3. Budget4. Health Care5. Economy6. AbortionResults were derived from sentiment-analysis software that tracked the tone of tweets and posts to determine what people are feeling. It’s important to note that foreign policy issues aren’t that important on social networks. According to Vocus’ data, China didn’t even crack the top 20. Vocus claims that while traditional media captures the issues that are most important to the masses, social media takes a more accurate pulse on what people online care about. That might not be wrong. Based on the above data, the important issues skew to more personal topics like money, learning and health. And because of social media’s inherent “Me! Me! Look at me!” nature, this makes sense. Meme Value One way these political ideas are spreading is memes, arguably the most dominant online cultural phenomenon of our time, and the vehicle for countless discussions.Big Bird, binders full of women, bayonets and horses, and now, what some are calling the best photo of Obama ever, the meme is an issue itself. And a way to spread an idea like wildfire. Snarky and quirky, yes, but no one can deny its viral value is an important way potential voters learn about issues online. Just measuring the awareness people have of a meme can inform us about which issues are of greatest value. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock adam popescu Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more