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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Understanding The Social Capital of Fake News

Why has fake news persisted? We've built the world to enhance our automatic assumption of the “right” action. Online social networks have been primed to reflect these assumptions of human behavior: We're not inclined to vet the information our friends show us because we've curated the experience to highlight things that are important to our network...

November 28, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa

What's the Bogeyman?

Maybe it's Michael Myers. Maybe it's a jumbie. But chances are it's something else. The real question is: Why are we all afraid of it?

October 28, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa

Why Is the "Tears of Joy" Emoji Everywhere?

Although it doesn’t quite seem that we’re ready to chat in all emojis and only emojis, they are serving to modify our responses and add meaning in an environment where it could otherwise be difficult to interpret meaning...

February 12, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa

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