If you want a good answer, ask a decent question. That's the startling conclusion to a study of online Q&As.
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Downloading free software is hugely time consuming and expensive in the developing world. Now one computer scientist has worked out how to spread it faster and more cheaply without using the internet.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual's own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the "filter bubble" that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
The Online Dating Engine that Assesses Your Taste In the Opposite Sex (And Whether They Find You Attractive)
Computer scientists have developed a dating recommendation engine matches you with partners you find attractive but only ones that are likely to find you attractive too.
The increasing volume of geo-located tweets is revealing how international travel patterns vary in time across countries and cultures, say computer scientists.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
The Tor anonymity network is championed as a tool for freedom of speech and anonymity. But the reality is depressingly different, say Internet researchers who have analysed the network's traffic using a security flaw.
Sentiment analysis on the social web depends on how a person’s state of mind is expressed in words. Now a new database of the links between words and emotions could provide a better foundation for this kind of analysis
The latest online crowdsourcing tool allows students to grade their classmates' homework and receive credit for the effort they put in.
By mapping the way patents cite each other, network scientists have been able to study how different technologies rely on each other and how new technologies emerge