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Sinan Aral

17 Podcast Episodes

Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Perceived Attention vs Actual Attention w/ Sinan Aral

The GaryVee Audio Experience

Today's episode of the GaryVee Audio Experience is an awesome podcast I recently did called The Digital Insider with Sinan Aral! We discuss what I'm most excited about in the world right now, nothing matters more than understanding where the attention is, what the blockchain does that the internet does not, history lessons on pop culture, the evolution of my content around parenting and so much more!Enjoy! Let me know what you thought!For more info on The Digital InsiderPodcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1995660/shareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/digitalinsiderpod/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@digitalinsiderpod?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pcSinan AralInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/professorsinan/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinanaralCheck out my new NFT project: veefriends.comJoin the VeeFriends Discord: https://discord.gg/veefriendsTweet Me! @garyveeText Me! 212-931-5731My Newsletter: garyvee.com/newsletter


5 Oct 2022

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How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | Sinan Aral

TED Health

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing one of the largest studies on misinformation -- and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false. After the talk, Shoshana sits down with former White House Senior Adviser for the COVID-19 response, Andy Slavitt, to hear how we can spot public health misinformation.


31 May 2022

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The Digital Insider with Sinan Aral - Coming June 2022

The Digital Insider with Sinan Aral

Get ready for the Digital Insider with Sinan Aral - Professor and Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and author of "The Hype Machine". Sinan is joined by the worlds leading thinkers to explore the latest trends in digital business and society. But with the goal of taking deep dives under the hood of how the digital economy actually works -- from AI bias, to NFTs, fake news to two-sided markets, cryptocurrencies, to quantum computing, we want to try to make sense that the lightning fast changes taking place in the tech driven world --- but from a scientific perspective.

27 May 2022

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Sinan Aral: Solving Social Media Market Failures

World of DaaS

Sinan Aral, Professor of Management, Marketing, IT and Data Science at MIT, talks with World of DaaS host Auren Hoffman. Sinan is also the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, founding partner of Manifest Capital, and the author of the book “Hype Machine”. Auren and Sinan discuss why social media networks are optimized to connect users with like-minded people, what creates viral content, and how to solve market failures in social media. They also discuss the future of Wall Street Bets and why it will likely remain part of our investment landscape.World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcastsYou can find Auren Hoffman (CEO of SafeGraph) on Twitter at @auren


2 Sep 2021

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1 Sep 2021

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Episode 56: Sinan Aral

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Damian Collins MP picks the brain of Sinan Aral, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and author of the much cited book on the spread of misinformation “Hype Machine.” He talks about what it was like to work directly with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to track down fake news. Dr Charles Kriel joins to discuss the Mayoral election in New York City.


16 Jul 2021

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The Hype Machine with Sinan Aral

Untangling the Web

In this episode, we talk with Sinan Aral, an award-winning researcher, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the David Austin professor of Management, Marketing IT and Data Science at MIT, where he also directs MIT's initiative on the Digital Economy. And in 2020, he published his first book: The Hype Machine. During this conversation, Sinan gives us a "tour" of the book. He talks about how -- and why -- social media is built to hype us up, as well as how making social platforms interoperabile might just be the key to creating a better hype machine. And he walks us through why fake news travels so fast on social media -- faster than real news, and faster than it ever could even a decade ago. To hear about this and more, give a listen to this episode. Click here for this episode’s transcript, and here for this episode’s show notes.


9 Jul 2021

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July 9, 2021 - MIT data scientist Dr. Sinan Aral; Pandemic Economic Recovery Round Table

Real Talk Ryan Jespersen

20:16 | MIT data scientist Dr. Sinan Aral discusses how social media disrupts elections, the economy, even dating, and how we can adapt.  41:47 | Post-COVID-19 economic recovery round table with Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce's Nancy Wilson, Small Business BC CEO Tom Conway and Alberta Business Council president Adam Legge explore what the pandemic cost Canadian companies, who adapted and what business priorities are taking shape for recovery.  1:58:15 | Plus, Trash Talk presented by our pals at Local Waste

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9 Jul 2021

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Social Media. Revolution and Reform. Sinan Aral

How Do We Fix It?

When social media burst on the scene, many of us were in awe of its great potential. For the first ten years of Facebook, public reaction to this new form of communication was overwhelmingly positive, but now that we have a better understanding of how social media is shaping our world, there are growing calls for fundamental reform. Should tech monopolies be cut down to size and broken apart? Or is a much more careful, nuanced approach needed from Congress? MIT Management Professor Sinan Aral has spent two decades studying how social media changed American politics, the economy, and even our personal health. He is the author of the recent book, "The Hype Machine". As an entrepreneur and investor, he has a deep understanding of the perils and promise of social media. We publish extracts from his interview with the podcast, "Democracy Works". "We absolutely must get past this question of is social media good or evil," says Sinan Aral. "The answer is 'yes'. The question is how are we going to harness the promise of social media and avoid the peril."This episode was made with the help and support of the Democracy Group podcast network. Special thanks to Jenna Spinelle, Communications Specialist at the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. Recommendation: Richard recommends learning something new before we emerge from our constricted lockdown lives during the pandemic. In recent months, he has taken a course on Dante's Divine Comedy, learned how to build a fire, and operate a small powerboat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


12 Mar 2021

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Sinan Aral of MIT on the role social media played in the storming of the US Capitol

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York

(1/7/21) On Wednesday, Jan. 6, when an armed mob of Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol building in DC for several hours at the President’s behest, the incident was almost entirely organized online. In this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI, the David Austin Professor of Management at MIT and author of The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt Sinan Aral considers the role that online networking played in one of the lowest points in American politics.


7 Jan 2021