Social Networks

AI methods of analysing social networks find new cell types in tissue

In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantities of information generated, Uppsala University researchers have now…

Between filter bubbles, uneven visibility and transnationality

A research team made up of Bern-based communications scientists (Silke Adam, Thomas Häussler, Ueli Reber and Hannah Schmid-Petri) wanted to know how hyperlinks…

Forming consensus in social networks

Social networks have become a dominant force in society. Family, friends, peers, community leaders and media communicators are all part of people's social…

Do women talk more than men? It depends

At least, that’s what “they” say. But is any of it actu­ally true? Can we really make such sweeping gen­er­al­iza­tions about the com­mu­ni­ca­tion pat­terns…

BIG Project: Intelligent Use of Large Amounts of Data

The project is necessary because today's systems and databases will soon no longer be able to handle the increasingly huge flood of information that is being…

Sharing space: Proximity breeds collaboration

The findings have wide relevance to corporations, as well.“Our analyses clearly show that there are benefits to co-location,” said Jason Owen-Smith, an…

Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves

“Despite the name ‘social networks,' much user activity on networking sites is self-focused,” said Brittany Gentile, a UGA doctoral candidate who looked at the…

Why Rumors Spread Fast in Social Networks

“It is fascinating,” Tobias Friedrich of the Cluster of Excellence on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” says. He points out that so far, it has been…

Social networking's good and bad impacts on kids

Social media present risks and benefits to children but parents who try to secretly monitor their kids' activities online are wasting their time, according to…

New Standard Proposed for Supercomputing

The rating system, Graph500, tests supercomputers for their skill in analyzing large, graph-based structures that link the huge numbers of data points present…

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