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Social Media — Trust, Information Seeking and Systems Innovation in the Digital Age

Social Media: Trust, Information Seeking & Systems Innovation in the Digital Age — an Independent Activities Period course taking place starting on Thursday, Jan. 20 — will focus on understanding the impact of social media and underlying social networks on public trust, individual decision-making and systems innovation.

In the course, attendees will examine social media as a research tool and its influence on individual information-seeking behaviors and the changing nature of advice in health care, financial services, selected other domains and collaborative innovation across business and government.

The course is taught by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and the co-founders of the MIT Social Media Club, Azamat Abdymomunov and Rafael Marañón-Abreu. It is free and open to all. For more information and to register, visit

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