On election night, as during Hurricane Sandy, Twitter’s network showed an ability to self-correct and keep disinformation from prospering.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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Social networks and media websites are collecting and visualizing plenty of interesting data.
Apple still holds a strong lead, but new data shows that Android tablets are gaining in popularity.
A Harvard professor calls on voters to expose substandard venues by rating them on his new website.
Some states—including swing states—are more vulnerable to glitches that could tip the election. But the lack of a paper backup means such errors can go undetected.
New numbers support speculation that the shrinking print advertising industry will fall behind its fast-rising digital counterpart.
A visualization of the ZeroAccess botnet reveals a vast empire of fraud.
Saying that half of all the 2009 stimulus-supported clean energy companies went out of business is plain wrong.
Google’s mobile operating system is particularly dominant in China’s rapidly growing smartphone market.
By selling inexpensive models in emerging markets, Samsung is rapidly gaining market share.