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It all started when the official Twitter of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota started tweeting climate change facts.
Five hundred million tweets are tweeted each day – with so many details about the location, interests and behaviors of users, the tweets are a trove of useful information for scientists who might be, for example, looking to find patterns in human behaviors, checking out risk factors for health conditions and track the spread of infectious diseases. There are many potential
Sociologists from Cornell University have scrambled through half a billion twits from the web to map out the way moods rise and fall for the populace in tandem, over time and across the world. The volume of data handled is what makes this study unique, as it allows for the proverbial ‘picking of the brain’ on a scale never before
The next generation of mobile OS from Microsoft will improve communications, apps and access to the Internet, company officials say, at an event in New York City this week, where the company introduced a plethora of new features for its next Windows Phone 7 operating system. At the NYC event, Microsoft demonstrated some new features that will be part of
Twitter prides itself in connecting the world and sharing everybody’s thoughts from every corner of the world, especially when it comes to news. But is this really true, or is this just a branding and marketing stunt ? According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Twitter accounts for less than one percent
In 1985 Weird Science came out, a movie in which two highly geeky teens manage to create the woman of their dreams and bring her to life, much like a really hot Frankestein. Today, with less fiction in mind a new start-up called cloudgirlfriend.com markets itself as a service which will assist you in creating the perfect virtual girlfriend, which
In the wake of Japan’s most devastating recorded earthquake to date, the nation of the rising sun is still left in shock. Hundreds were killed, many more left homeless, countless financial damage and entire cities left with electricity – it might even get a heck of a lot worse. Another big issue is the telecom failure which makes phone communication
As protests throughout the Islamic world continue to spread like wildfire, the ones in Egypt remain extremely interesting from a specific point of view, that of the internet. The internet played a very important role, especially social media; but that role couldn’t have been played if it weren’t for Google employee Wael Ghonim, head of marketing for the Middle East
Mike Massimino hit the news in May as the first to “Tweet” in space. He began “tweeting” under the name “Astro Mike” while training for the STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Soon nearly 250,000 people were following his Twitter feed. The reality is that Massimino probably wasn’t really “tweeting” at all, at least directly. Astronauts do not