Banjo's ability to track events in real time gives clients competitive edge
A dozen massive television screens hang inside Banjo's war room in a nondescript office park here beaming streams of social media data, 24-hour news networks and an animated, spinning globe highlighting hot spots of activity ...
'Smaller is smarter' in superspreading of influence in social network
A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that "smaller is smarter" when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is ...
Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.
New approach to online compatibility
Many of the online social networks match users with each other based on common keywords and assumed shared interests based on their activity. A new approach that could help users find new friends and contacts with a greater ...
Researcher uncovers inherent biases of big data collected from social media sites
With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on "big ...
In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds
Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?
Facebook must hand over 'revenge porn' ID, Dutch court rules
A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Facebook to hand over the identity of someone who posted a revenge porn video on the social network, or face having its servers opened up to an outside investigator.
Stone tools from Jordan point to dawn of division of labor
Thousands of stone tools from the early Upper Paleolithic, unearthed from a cave in Jordan, reveal clues about how humans may have started organizing into more complex social groups by planning tasks and ...
Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market
Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
Team shows how 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
Fifteen years ago, the name "Aiden" was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names. But less than a decade ...
Researchers find social lifestyle also helps mole rats live a long time
Research finds urban social networks are not determined geographically, but socially
Until now, studies of human interactions through mobile communication and social media have always been conducted at the country scale—using broad strokes to produce illustrations of society's social networking ...
HBO launches two new shows on Facebook
HBO posted the first episodes of its two newest comedy series on Facebook on Thursday, turning the social networking site into a new platform for TV viewing.
Academic calls for laws to address intrusive potential of face recognition technologies
A telecommunications law academic in Australia has recommended for laws to be enacted criminalising the application of face recognition technology to visual images online that enable the identity of a person or people to ...