Computer scientists have recreated the international and organisational structure of large corporations using publicly available data on social networks
Google kills its Reader, beloved by many (but not enough).
Google's brand name made Reader work in Iranians' favor.
Netflix now allows frictionless sharing of the movies you watch on Facebook.
The New York Times "prototypes" a new site design for readability, while The Daily Mail mints money by actively thwarting it.
Hysteresis + path prediction = slick UX.
Microsoft shows how it tracked the spread of more than 1.4 billion tweets.
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.