Internet

Even tech execs fret about their kids' smartphone addictions

Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is technology messing with children's brains, even as it enlightens and empowers them in ways that ...

Computer Sciences

A neural network to extract knowledgeable snippets and documents

Every day, millions of articles are published on social media and other platforms, receiving a vast amounts of clicks and shares from users navigating the web. Many of these articles contain useful information that, if extracted, ...

Computer Sciences

Big Data Analytics to automatically detect events in smart cities

With a growing number of devices connected to the internet and countless people sharing their live experiences online, a huge amount of useful data is being generated every minute. The analysis of this data could improve ...

Internet

Despite digital revolution, distance still matters

Even when people have well-connected social networks beyond their home cities and across state lines, they are still most frequently interacting with people who are very geographically near.

Computer Sciences

Algorithm can predict debate winner

Ideally, debates are like fuel for the engine of democracy. But in their current form on social media, are they really getting us anywhere?

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Social media

Social media is online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. Social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content; it's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. Social media has become extremely popular because it allows people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal, political and business use. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM).

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