A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media.
Despite well-publicized efforts to promote equality, Wikipedia articles are deeply biased against women, say computer scientists who have analysed six different language versions of the online encyclopedia.
Software known as a Databox could one day both safeguard your personal data and sell it, say computer scientists.
Computer scientists are already devising strategies for neutralizing the next generation of malicious botnets .
The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That was the conclusion of a study in April, showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
The Same Name Puzzle: Twitter Users Are More Likely to Follow Others With The Same First Name But Nobody Knows Why
If you use social networks to follow other people who share your first name, you're not alone. The question is why.
Data mining the way we use words is revealing the linguistic earthquakes that constantly change our language.
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.