Social Network Analysis web tool – Truthy

Researchers from Indiana University Bloomington, IN, have developed a tool assisting social sciences researchers lacking technical know-how to get insights into the  behavior and community layout from the individual posts of thousands of users from Twitter data. What Truthy accomplishes… Continue Reading

Collaboration on Social Media: Analyzing Successful projects on sites like GitHub

The paper by researchers in Japan focused on finding key drivers for the success of projects on social coding sites like GitHub. The team has collected data on more than  300 000 projects (both personal and enterprise ones) through GitHub… Continue Reading

Algorithmia: the marketplace for algorithms

If you have spent some time in Academia, you are well aware that what you have written in scientific papers is read at best by your peers. Maybe you have proposed and outlined a great algorithm, but essentially it will… Continue Reading

Google teams up with edX to create new educational platform

Since Google I/O this year, Google has presented several educational activities – Google Play for Education, Google Apps for Education, as well as their open-source course building platform, Course Builder – launched in 2012.  This interest in online education was furthered with a partnership… Continue Reading

The Week in Social Media (17-23 June)

During this week (17-23, June 2013) in social media we had some interesting news coming from Facebook, Twitter. Here are the improvements: 1. Instagram introduced on June 20th video capabilities to the service in order to compete better with Vine (which… Continue Reading