Can cultural factors be more important than censorship in shaping Chinese surfing habits? Two researchers argue that a new study of the way global websites cluster together supports this idea.
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If a Web page lacks a time stamp, how do you know when it was created? A new Web application could help.
The way we view online recipes reveals how our eating habits change over time, say computational sociologists.
A new survey reveals why citizen scientists take part in crowdsourced science projects
Computer scientists have recreated the international and organisational structure of large corporations using publicly available data on social networks
Censorship on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns.
The global pattern of e-mail communication reflects the cultural fault lines thought to determine future conflict, say computational social scientists.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that uses the structure of a social network to find the best strategy for friending people you don't know.
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
Traffic planners have long known that closing roads can improve traffic flow. Now network theorists say that removing products from social networks can improve the choice for everyone.