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Google -- an engine of knowledge creation?

Search engines like Google have become part of everyday life, not least in the academic context. But if knowledge is power, then search engines themselves are gaining ground as power nodes in their own right. Academic users ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Model describes Web page popularity

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do some Web pages become popular? In a recent study, researchers have analyzed Wikipedia articles and a collection of all the Web pages of Chile to better understand the dynamics of online popularity. ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in General Physics feature
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Do have have a herding instinct?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows that consumers have a herding instinct to follow the crowd. However, this instinct appears to switch off if the product fails to achieve a certain popularity threshold.

dateOct 12, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Why Things Become Unpopular

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Why is everybody suddenly wearing those new sandals and listening to that new band? It's so trendy!" A recent study has investigated this sentiment in order to understand why some cultural ...

dateJun 04, 2009 in Social Sciences feature
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