Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That's the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
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The next generation of recommendation engines will use your location data to suggest music festivals, sporting events, and conferences you will want to attend.
While network scientists have been poring over data from Twitter and Facebook, they've forgotten about Tumblr. Now they've begun to ask how this network differs from the rest.
A Google engineer has developed an algorithm that spots breaking news stories on the Web and illustrates them with pictures. And it is now filing its first stories on Twitter.
Most content on Facebook is shared a few times but some can be shared millions of times. Now computer scientists are beginning to understand the difference.
IBM researchers have developed an algorithm that predicts your home location using your last 200 tweets.
Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the "credulity barrier" on Facebook.
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Decentralised networks are naturally robust against certain types of attack. Now one mathematician says advanced geometry shows how to make them even more robust.
Thanks to a leak of Syrian web censorship data, internet researchers have been able to analyse, for the first time, exactly what steps an authoritarian regime takes to restrict traffic.