Social Networks: The science behind them
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Examining the science behind social networks from network to social brain theory
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Occupy Movement Generated 2.8M+ Retweets in 75 Days - LAUNCH -

Occupy Movement Generated 2.8M+ Retweets in 75 Days - LAUNCH - | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

@OccupyWallStNYC had the highest number of retweets (125K+), followed by @OccupyWallSt (80K+) and @TheNewDeal with 59K+. In total, the Occupy movement resulted in 2.8M+ retweets.

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Less knowledge, more power: Uninformed can be vital to democracy, study finds | e! Science News

Less knowledge, more power: Uninformed can be vital to democracy, study finds | e! Science News | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Contrary to the ideal of a completely engaged electorate, individuals who have the least interest in a specific outcome can actually be vital to achieving a democratic consensus.
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Productivity forecasts depend on whether you focus on work completed or time taken

Productivity forecasts depend on whether you focus on work completed or time taken | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

People estimate small tasks to take longer than they actually do, but underestimate the time needed for larger tasks, leading to dangerous overconfidence - a good reason to view projects as series of small steps. But what happens when you focus estimates on how much work will be completed in a fixed time period, as is done in incrementally managed projects, common in IT and other industries? A recent article demonstrates that flipping your focus reverses the biases: people believe they will be less productive within a long period of time than in a short period.

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Social Networking and UGC - New Media Trend Watch World

Social Networking and UGC - New Media Trend Watch World | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Information in New Media Trend Watch is collated for and provided by the European Travel Commission.,World...
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Vitals - The hotter the woman, the better men think chances are

Vitals - The hotter the woman, the better men think chances are | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

There are "tons" of studies that show men think women are interested when they’re not, says lead author Carin Perilloux, a visiting professor at Williams College. But her study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, found that not all men do. And surprisingly, it appears that the dorky, less attractive guys are more likely to think they’re babe magnets than their more attractive counterparts.

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CERN Document Server: Chinese Restaurant Game - Part I: Theory of Learning with Negative Network Externality

In a social network, agents are intelligent and have the capability to make decisions to maximize their utilities.
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Big data, social data: which matters more? | Gravity7: Social Interaction Design By Adrian Chan

By all accounts, there’s a big data revolution on its way, and soon. New, distributed, and increasingly real time database and data warehousing solutions have made big data storage and querying more viable. Data collection, of course, continues apace. And the number of data sources available, too, continues to grow.

 

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Infographic: What Makes Content Go Viral?

This guest post is by Voltier Digital. Not every piece of content can go viral, but if you understand the ...
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The Weakness of Strong Ties

The Weakness of Strong Ties | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
As the Network Singularity steadily advances, so does hype, misunderstanding and downright, objectionable falsehoods about social networks, social media and social business.

 

Some is just learning and naivety. Some is deliberate. Some originates from network dilettantes. It is infuriating that many people think they can just make naïve claims about network science...
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Social Network Analytics Saves Lives In Iraq

Neal, an enlisted man in the U.S. Army on a tour of duty in Iraq, came up with a new way to detect improvised explosive devices, the notorious IEDs that plague convoys and troops on patrol. Neal's expertise was largely unknown until it was discovered by an experimental system applied to a social network used by Army officers.

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Generation WE: The Movement Begins...

Millennials are the largest generation in American history. Born between 1978 and 2000, WE are 95 million strong, compared to the 78 million Baby Boomers.
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Social media has its own class divide

Social media has its own class divide | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
James Ball: The choice of BlackBerry Messenger over Twitter in the recent UK riots illustrates the reality of social stratification in cyberspace...
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Readmill goes public: is the future of books social?

Readmill goes public: is the future of books social? | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Social reading app Readmill has been tipped as one of Berlin's hottest startups — but does it have what it takes to shape the way we read? The company is about to find out as it opens its service to the public for the first time.
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How to Measure Social Influence: Proving the Value of Online Coverage

Type ‘social influence’ into Google and you get this:
‘The process where attitudes and behaviour are influenced by the real or implied presence of others.’
Try ‘how to measure social influence’ and the answers are not quite so succinct or readily available.
But being able to measure social influence is becoming increasingly important to us as digital marketers. We need to be able to provide some value associated with the sort of diverse online coverage that is no longer covered by an AVE. More and more companies are putting weight behind online PR strategies and chasing after those fabled ‘social influencers’, but does anyone really know how valuable these relationships are to a brand?

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Hidden Industry Dupes Social Media Users - Technology Review

Hidden Industry Dupes Social Media Users - Technology Review | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Paying people to influence discussions in social media is big business in China and the U.S.
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As Banks Start Nosing Around Facebook and Twitter, the Wrong Friends Might Just Sink Your Credit

As Banks Start Nosing Around Facebook and Twitter, the Wrong Friends Might Just Sink Your Credit | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

Let’s take a trip with the Ghost of Christmas Future. The year is 2016, and George Bailey, a former banker, now a part-time consultant, is looking for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for a co-op in the super-hot neighborhood of Bedford Falls (BeFa). He has never missed a loan payment and has zero credit card debt. He submits his information to the online-only PotterBank.com, but halfway through the application process, the website asks for his Facebook login. Then his Twitter. Then LinkedIn. The cartoon loan officer avatar begins to frown as the algorithm discovers Mr. Bailey’s taxi-driving buddy Ernie was once turned down by PotterBank for a loan; then it starts browsing his daughter Zuzu’s photo album, “Saturday Nite!” And what was this tweet from a few years back: “FML, about to jump off a goddamn bridge”?

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Inequality on Twitter

Inequality on Twitter | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
A lot has been written about economic inequality as measured by distribution of income, wealth, capital gains, etc. In previous posts such as Inequality, Lorenz-Curves and Gini-Index or Visualizing...
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4 reasons why 2012 will be the year of “Social Enlightenment”

4 reasons why 2012 will be the year of “Social Enlightenment” | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Big data and Facebook: two behemoths that became a much bigger part of the marketer’s lexicon in 2011. Large brands, particularly, invested more time into better understanding the enormous quanti...
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The Average Facebook User Knows 73.2% of Friends - LAUNCH -

The Average Facebook User Knows 73.2% of Friends - LAUNCH - | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

Do you ever wonder how many of your Facebook friends you actually know? WhatsHerFace-book.com is a quick, personalized game that helps you figure that out and helps you to increase your privacy online.

 

"People are getting smarter about their privacy online," the game states. "By now we all know how to restrict our profiles so that only friends can see our personal information. But after 3,4,5+ years of social networking, do you still even know all your friends?"

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Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition

Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Discusses how the cost of acquiring customers frequently is the cause of startup failure. For a viable business model, LTV must exceed cost of customer acquisition.
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Why In-Person Socializing Is a Mandatory To-Do Item | Fast Company

Why In-Person Socializing Is a Mandatory To-Do Item | Fast Company | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
I’m a 30-year-old writer who works from home and thrives on the neat things you can do with technology. I’ve written books about smartphones and online social networks, and I’m reading things all day.
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Have Tweets Proved People Are Getting Unhappier? [Infographics]

Have Tweets Proved People Are Getting Unhappier? [Infographics] | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
A group of folks at the University of Vermont measured average happiness on Twitter over a three year period running from September 9, 2008 to August 31, 2011.
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How Social Media Affect Your Health | IdeaFeed | Big Think

How Social Media Affect Your Health | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

Researchers believe online social networks function similarly to real social networks, influencing the decisions we make and how healthy our lives are. Were health professionals able to spread messages through online communities by targeting 'top influencers' (those who have the most say in the their social network), the health of entire groups of people (and their friends, and their friends...) could be changed for the better. According to research, happiness, divorce, obesity, smoking cessation, and more spread via networks.

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The Social Scene in China: The Bitter Taste of Forbidden Fruit | SiliconANGLE

The Social Scene in China: The Bitter Taste of Forbidden Fruit | SiliconANGLE | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

When Facebook says that they won’t stop until every single organism on the planet has a profile, that includes a serious effort to make friends in China. But the world’s most populous nation is building a social victor of their own. The mounting interest of foreign institutions to invest in China is positioning them as a strong contender against US social networking organizations in particular. China’s an attractive market for many aspects of the social media space, and Lenovo recently revealed their social media and cloud computing strategies for the country.

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How Ideas Spread With Social Media

How Ideas Spread With Social Media | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Have you heard of the expression social media myth? Would you recognize a myth if you heard one?
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