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The Emerging Science of Superspreaders (And How to Tell If You're One Of Them) - MIT Technology Review

Who are the most influential spreaders of information on a network? That’s a question that marketers, bloggers, news services and even governments …

Social Media

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

Graph Viz 101: visual representation of graphs

Graph Viz 101 is a series of posts to teach the basics of graph visualization, written by Sébastien Heymann in collaboration with Bénédicte Le Grand …

Data Visualization

Are You A Super-Spreader of Disease? - MIT Technology Review

When the next highly infectious disease begins to spread through a densely populated metropolitan area, the authorities will have a only short period …

Public Health

How a New Science of Cities Is Emerging from Mobile Phone Data Analysis - MIT Technology Review

Mobile phones have generated enormous insight into the human condition thanks largely to the study of the data they produce. Mobile phone companies …

Emerging Technology

ŷhat | 10 Books for Data Enthusiasts

Synopsis<p>An overview of machine learning and the key algorithms in use today. Each chapter outlines a problem, defines an approach to solving it using …

Machine Learning

How Information Flows During Emergencies - MIT Technology Review

Mobile phones have changed the way scientists study humanity. The electronic records of these calls provide an unprecedented insight into the nature …

Google News

Facebook Data Scientists Prove Memes Mutate And Adapt Like DNA

Richard Dawkins likened memes to genes, but a new study by Facebook shows just how accurate that analogy is. Memes adapt to their surroundings in order to survive, just like organisms. Post a liberal meme saying no one should die for lack of healthcare, and conservatives will mutate it to say no …