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Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

September 13, 2019

Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media launches technology that instantly detects the use of fake accounts to manipulate…
Computing scientists use machine learning to track health trends on Twitter

April 3, 2019

A new machine learning tool, developed by University of Alberta computing scientists, sifts through millions of Twitter posts…
You deleted your social media accounts? Well, your friends are still posting about you

January 26, 2019

Privacy in the age of social media is as important as ever. We post everything about our lives,…
Twitter after high-profile events: how language impacts message engagement

January 22, 2019

For those connected to social media, it is not uncommon to turn to Twitter during high-profile events. In…
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

October 31, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Assistant Professor Steven Wilson downloads six million tweets a day from across…
UI grad student uncovers security issues at Facebook, Twitter

September 26, 2018

When University of Iowa computer science graduate student Shehroze Farooqi reads news headlines about Facebook and Twitter posts…
Study suggests Facebook’s war on fake news is gaining ground

September 24, 2018

In the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous…
Following Twitter conversations around hacked diabetes tools to manage blood sugar

September 20, 2018

The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related…
LOL is not just “laughing out loud” – a new study showed that the function of a popular acronym has changed

July 27, 2018

Everything about our behaviour is worth researching, because we are not always completely aware why we do things…
During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods

May 18, 2018

We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active…
How social media helps scientists get the message across

April 17, 2018

Analyzing the famous academic aphorism ”publish or perish” through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists…
Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science

March 22, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets—including deleted ones—in the…
Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

January 15, 2018

Contrary to conventional wisdom, people tend to wind down rather than whip themselves into a frenzy while browsing…
What Can Twitter Reveal About People With ADHD?

November 10, 2017

What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like…
Twitter to Approve New Policies on Hateful Imagery by Late November

October 29, 2017

Lately, the social media platform Twitter had come under fire by its users complaining about online harassment and…
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse

October 19, 2017

Before a border wall became a budget bargaining chip, before the presidential pardon of a controversial sheriff and…
Viewers Who Tweet During Presidential Debates Learn More about Political Issues?

August 28, 2017

Politics and Twitter now seem inseparable, especially with politicians tweeting increasingly to connect with their supporters. A team…
Political Party Influences Lawmakers’ Tweets More Than Gender

August 10, 2017

Research has shown that politicians’ gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. Female politicians, for example, often are…
Connecting the bots: Researchers uncover invisible influence on social media

May 30, 2017

A trending story on Twitter could mean thousands of people care about an issue-or that some computers are…
Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 22, 2017

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential…
Penn Psychologists Tap Big Data, Twitter to Analyze Accuracy of Stereotypes

November 17, 2016

What’s in a tweet? People draw conclusions about us, from our gender to education level, based on the…
Make America tweet again

November 4, 2016

We know how Donald Trump feels about everyone through Twitter, but how do Twitter users feel about Donald…
“That pizza was #delish!” What do tweets say about our health

October 20, 2016

“Coffee” was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by “beer” then…
Twitter shows promise in rapid assessment of collective traumas’ local impact

August 21, 2016

An alternative to using Twitter geotags and hashtags to identify community members who have experienced collective trauma, such…
What’s in a Tweet?

July 28, 2016

After a gunman opened fire in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last year, killing nine…
#AreYouHappy?

April 28, 2016

Happiness. It’s something we all strive for, but how do we measure it—as a country? A global community?…
The Twittersphere does listen to the voice of reason — sometimes

April 4, 2016

In the maelstrom of information, opinion and conjecture that is Twitter, the voice of truth and reason does…
Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

March 23, 2016

The combination of drinking, social media, and sharing has provided Rochester researchers with an innovative test case for…
Researchers study Twitter and Reddit to chart the rise of new words

January 22, 2016

Software developed at Lancaster shows that many popular new words have passed through social media sites long before…
Say What? Scientists Devise an Algorithm That Detects Sarcasm Better Than Humans Can

December 14, 2015

Think people know when you’re being sarcastic? Yeah, right. Studies show that most of us believe we are much…
Twitter data can make roads safer during inclement weather

December 3, 2015

Go ahead, rant about the snow on Twitter. It can ease traffic on slippery, congested roads. That’s the…
Scientists combat cyber-attacks on Twitter

October 1, 2015

Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of real-world events with high volumes of traffic on Twitter, such as the Superbowl…
Twitter Behavior Can Predict Users’ Income Level, New Research Shows

October 1, 2015

The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.…
Tweeting Far and Wide

August 19, 2015

In 1970, geographer, cartographer and UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Waldo Tobler said, “Everything is related to everything…
Brown School study analyzes Twitter hashtags associated with diabetes

June 15, 2015

An analysis of Twitter hashtag use on the subject of diabetes provides new insights about spreading health information…
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter

June 2, 2015

A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of…
Police need to focus on first 24 hours following terrorist event to ‘de-escalate’ cyberhate

May 25, 2015

Intervention by police within the first 24 hours of a terrorist event could be key to de-escalating and…
With one false tweet, computer-based Hack Crash led to real panic

May 22, 2015

A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press (AP) in 2013 sent financial markets…
UGA using NIH grant to track vaccine attitudes with Twitter

May 4, 2015

A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way…
Better Social Media Techniques Increase Fan Interest, Engagement

April 23, 2015

Due to the ever-increasing number of people using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, businesses and…
How Twitter Can Help Predict Emergency Room Visits

April 15, 2015

A UA-led team of researchers created a model that was able to predict with 75 percent accuracy how…
How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds

February 13, 2015

A researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used Twitter as a lens to look into the…
What you tweet when you go party can be useful for improving urban planning

December 30, 2014

Millions of Twitter users are constantly reporting where they are and what they are doing. With this information,…
How information moves between cultures

December 17, 2014

By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years’ worth of book translations…
You Tweet What You Eat: Studying Food Consumption Through Twitter

December 16, 2014

It’s probably not so much of a surprise: most of people already publish a direct pieces of evidence…
Going Viral with Emergency Warnings

October 16, 2014

San Diego County is partnering with San Diego State University to develop a new social media–based platform for…
MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment

October 2, 2014

The MIT Media Lab yesterday announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year,…
Who Needs a Deep Space Network? Two Martian Spacecraft Communicate Via Twitter

September 25, 2014

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was greeted via Twitter after successfully entering orbit of the Red Planet. The…
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new ‘social mediators’ on Twitter, study finds

September 5, 2014

The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like…
After strong quarterly earnings results Twitter continues with mobile first strategy

July 31, 2014

Twitter announced its quarterly earnings yesterday, which blew past Wall Street expectations and vanished investors’ concerns that social…
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