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Social media in 2015 has a massive influence worldwide – Facebook has well over a billion users, Twitter has over 200 million users, Instagram has 300 million and newcomer Snapchat is nearing 200 million users.

Because of these enormous numbers, social media has become a way of life in 2015. If you’ve got a message to send, social media is the way to do it. Amid the tweets, snaps and likes, Texas Tech is using social media to get heard – and using it well, according to a new ranking by social technology tracker Engagement Labs.

Inside Texas Tech: TEDx Texas Tech Asks "What If?"

Mar 4, 2015

What if a Saturday could change your life? On February 28, attendees of TEDx Texas Tech University were asked this question, and many more.  

The TEDx event was held in the Allen Theatre at the Texas Tech Student Union on Saturday. There were over 700 people in attendance, and 13 speakers. The topics ranged from space to “Fifty Shades of Grey”, offering something for everyone.

An old Irish legend says that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you are granted the gift of blarney - what 19th century Irish politician John O'Connor Power calls "something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit." 

Nearly 5,000 people in West Africa have died from the lethal Ebola virus, prompting fears of an American outbreak of the disease - fears intensified since two nurses in Texas and a doctor in New York tested positive for the virus. The CDC and prominent health experts continue to stress, however, that an epidemic in America is unlikely.

Medical Minute is a one-minute segment aired on KTTZ-TV, Texas Tech Public Media in partnership with The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

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