Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Facebook posts reveal personality traits, but changes complicate interpretation
A study from the University of Kansas finds that people can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity; however, changes to the social media site in the past three years ...
UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use
The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism ...
Computer scientists develop tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accounts
Complex networks researchers at Indiana University have developed a tool that helps anyone determine whether a Twitter account is operated by a human or an automated software application known as a social ...
What Facebook knows about love, in numbers
With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love.
One in, one out: Study shows how people put a limit on their social networks
Despite the way that mobile technologies and social networking sites have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances, a new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts ...
Facebook testing video advertisements (Update 2)
Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about ...
Excessive Facebook use can damage relationships, study finds
Facebook and other social networking web sites have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Facebook use could actually be damaging to users' romantic relationships. ...
Wolfram Alpha data reveals social/personal patterns of Facebook users
Artifacts shed light on social networks of the past
(Phys.org) —Researchers studied thousands of ceramic and obsidian artifacts from A.D. 1200-1450 to learn about the growth, collapse and change of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic Southwest.
Wolfram Alpha expands Facebook analytics
In your face: Near-infrared glasses thwart face recognition
Lack of guidelines create ethical dilemmas in social network-based research
With millions of adolescent users, social network sites (SNSs) are a rich data source for academic research studies. But ethical guidelines governing how researchers should obtain and use this data is seriously lacking, says ...
Facebook now home to 1 billion monthly users (Update 2)
More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing.