Data mining the way we use words is revealing the linguistic earthquakes that constantly change our language.
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Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.
We're all influenced by the weather but psychologists have struggled to gather convincing data revealing the correlation. So researchers are turning to Twitter instead.
Sending entangled photons to opposite sides of the planet will require a small fleet of orbiting satellites, say physicists.
Social media is playing an increasingly important role in religious activity. Computer scientists ask: How is that reflected in the Twitter stream?
The first data mining study of romantic relationships on Twitter reveals that social networks undergo the equivalent of earthquakes after break ups.
If you pay a "like farm" to generate likes for your Facebook pages, what do you get?
The digitisation of the world's books reveals how the popularity of English words and phrases has evolved since the 16th century. And the Top 100 lists for each year are now free to browse online
In online discussions, people provide vital emotional support for others. Now computer scientists have created an index that automatically identifies Good Samaritans.