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Social media data pose pitfalls for studying behaviour

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 from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in the stock market.

Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français

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

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Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Study of research-paper submissions sheds new light

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 another received significantly more citations than those that were published by the first journal to receive them.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2012