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Facebook Likes Reveal Personality Traits

Posted January 13th, 2015 at 2:52 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Anglo-American study has provided evidence that the ‘digital footprints’ you leave behind on your visits to social media websites such as Facebook can reveal more about your personality than your family or best friends. Researchers at California’s Stanford University and the UK’s University of Cambridge constructed a computer model that mined the Facebook […]

Tweets Offer Insight into Mental Health Issues

Posted December 15th, 2014 at 7:38 pm (UTC-5)
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Computer scientists are analyzing Twitter tweets to gather key information on the prevalence of common mental illnesses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say their new computer program can sift through volumes of publicly available postings on the social media website, and detect certain ‘language cues’ associated with particular disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted July 4th, 2014 at 6:23 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook ‘Unfriending’ Triggers Real-life Consequences

Posted February 6th, 2013 at 8:19 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook users who decide to unfriend someone may trigger a series of real-life consequences which reach beyond cyberspace, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver. Based on 582 survey responses gathered via Twitter, the study found that 40 percent of people would avoid anyone who unfriended them on Facebook in real […]