Smitashree Choudhury

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Immersion: A behind-the-scenes look at a tool that maps your life based on every email you’ve ever sent

Immersion creates a map of the writer’s email account.<p>Your email inbox almost always looks the same. The content may change, but it’s still a …

Center for Body Computing uses Facebook, YouTube, Instagram for health

Leslie Saxon, executive director of the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, says there's no better connected device …

Big Data i humanitats digitals: de la computació social als reptes de la cultura connectada

Fragment de Radiolaria, sèrie d’ il·lustracions de Ernst Haeckel (1862). Font: Biodiversity Heritage Library | A: Harvard University. <i></i><p>El Big Data és …

Science has lost its way, at a big cost to humanity

In today's world, brimful as it is with opinion and falsehoods masquerading as facts, you'd think the one place you can depend on for verifiable facts is science.<p>You'd be wrong. Many billions of dollars' worth of wrong.<p>A few years ago, scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen set out to …

WebRTC is growing fast: soon to surpass one billion devices

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>WebRTC, the new technology that enables plugin-free voice and video chat within the browser, should be available on more than …

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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Gigaom | How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Advertisement<p>It’s been a tumultuous several weeks for Twitter, Reddit and the social web, during which we’ve seen both its great potential and …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

IBM - United States

When Heather Brown took her family hobby to school, the gaming world gained a talented coder intent on doing good.<p>She found her future in design in …

An Epidemic of Pointless Social Computing Research

I went to a talk a while back where a senior researcher analyzed some large-scale social computing data, and proved that it displayed an elegant …

Raytheon’s New Social Media Data Mining Software

Paranoiacs everywhere who claim social media networks make surveillance easy have just won a point. <i>The Guardian</i>‘s Ryan Gallagher discovered on Sunday that defense giant Raytheon developed tracking software that triangulates a person’s habits from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and image metadata …

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SIAM News: Latest Archived Issue: Volume 45, Number 10, December 2012

• And the Ig Nobel Goes to . . . Joseph B. Keller<br>• Career Advancement for Women Is Focus of COACh Workshops<br>• Collaboration Blooms from SIAM News …

UC Berkeley Course Lectures: Analyzing Big Data With Twitter | Analyzing Big Data with Twitter

Thank you all for a wonderful semester. Here is a summary, in chronological order, of our recorded lectures. You can also view the entire playlist on …

Boston bombings: Social media spirals out of control

Web sleuths cast suspicion on innocent people and spread bad tips and paranoia.<p>April 20, 2013|By Ken Bensinger and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times<p>Journalists take cover during the manhunt for the second suspect of the… (John Mottern, AFP/Getty…)<p>Over the last few days, thousands of people have taken …

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Most recent publications by type<p>We study the effects of increasing cash grants on the education attainment of low-income middle and high school …

data journalism International Journalism Festival #ijf13

<b>Festival venues</b><p>wednesday 24<p>Excel for journalists<p>Precision journalism means the use of computer software and social science techniques like statistics …

12 hours of Kevin Bacon: finding anyone in a social network

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / turtleteeth<p>Crowdsourcing as a method of locating important people or information has become a familiar …

Boston Marathon Bombing and the Use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) Software

While we at FMS are best known for our Microsoft Access add-in products, we are also a leader in the Big Data analytics world with our Sentinel …

What drives activity on Pinterest? First study on popular social network site

Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations …

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects through Social Network Analysis and Sentinel Visualizer

Building a Picture of the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects through Social Network Analysis<p>As the rampage and manhunt in Boston, Cambridge, and …

A Guide to Social Network Analysis | Social Network | Asian Development Bank

Social network analysis for journalists using the Twitter API

< p class="c1 c10 title"><p>Due to the changed Twitter API, the first part of this course does not work anymore. We apologize for the inconvenience. Try …

Computational Journalism, Spring 2013, Lecture 5: Social Network Analysis

What's a social network? Link analysis. Homophily and structural determinants of behavior. Centrality measurements. Community detection and the …

Building a Picture of the Bomb Suspects through Social Network Analysis - MIT Technology Review

Within hours after the Boston marathon bombing suspects were identified, police probably obtained warrants to search extensive digital records from …

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