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Social media data pose pitfalls for studying behaviour

Published: 27Nov2014

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behaviour. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything...

Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français

Published: 27Nov2013

With 230 million users, Twitter has become a global force in social media.  And not just in English.

Study of research-paper submissions sheds new light

Published: 12Oct2012

A large-scale survey of the process for submitting research papers to scientific journals has revealed a surprising pattern: manuscripts that were turned down by one journal and published in...