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Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a “large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of information on social networks” and found that “good” tweets spread just as quickly as bad tweets. 360 more words


No, Facebook spies aren't secretly "following me", it's a hoax

Did you know there are people literally watching your Facebook account?

Wait, did you say “No!”?!

Congratulations! If you are a) a Facebook user and b) haven’t been made aware that “There are people who have a specific duty to monitor your posts and activity,” then your friends haven’t fallen for the “following me” hoax, back again for Season 2 of… 631 more words


Twitter bots for good: Study reveals how information spreads on social media (Phys.org)

Phys.org: Twitter bots for good: Study reveals how information spreads on social media. “After an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation—but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. 41 more words

Research & Opinion

High Society – The social network of vultures

When you think of vultures, you might just think “feathered carrion-eaters”.  But do you think of their social networks, foraging strategies, and daily lives?  Probably not!  1,355 more words

Animal Behaviour

Common security settings in network devices and social networks

As talked about in the previous post there are many different types of threats that can potentially do a lot of damage to a users computer. 531 more words


Flickr it? Flickr not?

Good evening to you all my dear friends! I hope that you had a great summer and that you have the opportunity fully benefit from it. 715 more words

Artist Studio

Facebook and Senate Panel Scuffle Over Russia Investigation

Facebook and the Senate Intelligence Committee are butting heads over what information the tech giant must provide about its users during the panel’s probe into Kremlin-directed meddling in the 2016 U.S. 1,237 more words