In online discussions, people provide vital emotional support for others. Now computer scientists have created an index that automatically identifies Good Samaritans.
It's not only Twitter that can predict opening weekend box office revenues for movies. Wikipedia data has a similar prescience, say computational social scientists
Counting Facebook likes and Twitter followers makes Obama look great, but the close race shows how meaningless those numbers are.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that automates the task of assembling contact lists into circles of friends and colleagues
The head of MIT’s Media Lab extols the benefits of being a “now-ist."
City dwellers have more contacts and accumulate them at a faster rate than those who live in smaller conurbations, say network scientists.
A visualization of the ZeroAccess botnet reveals a vast empire of fraud.
A popular job-seeking Web app highlights an entrepreneurial groundswell.
Iran has created a nationwide, private internet that is widely accessible inside the country but hidden from the outside world, says internet security expert