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Happy to report that my paper 'Structural diversity in social contagion' has been published in PNAS: http://bit.ly/HfX2yO, with coverage in New Scientist: http://bit.ly/H9rMBZ and Science Now: http://bit.ly/HgwngH. Really exciting to finally see it in print, and many thanks to my co-authors..!
Abstract The concept of contagion has steadily expanded from its original grounding in epidemic disease to describe a vast array of processes that spread across networks, notably social phenomena such...
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sweet dude! congratulations ;)
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Google Scholar users: I got fed up with how it's no longer possible to easily switch a web query to a scholar query, so I hacked up a browser bookmarklet, feel free to distribute! bit.ly/x033z0
Installation. To install, drag this link to your bookmark bar: Scholarfy. About. Scholarfy is a simple bookmarklet to transfer Google/Bing search queries to Google Scholar, which was recently demoted ...
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I just discovered your scholarfy bookmarklet. It has made my day and I just shared with the entire group of frustrated google scholar users on Google Product Forums.
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Interesting list with a fun voting model.
The New York Times originally shared:
 
What will computers be able to do in 2020, 2030, or 2648? Share your ideas here, and click through to participate directly on our collaborative timeline.
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Clever study. In particular comparing searches for n--er and n-a.
Using racially charged google searches as a proxy for racism, this paper by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz shows that Barak Obama lost 3-5 percentage points of the popular vote in 2008 because he is black. I found it very interesting and the emprical strategy invites imitation and application to other areas. Worth a look.
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My work at Facebook this past summer, written up in the NY Times..! http://nyti.ms/tQeTOv FB blog post with links to arxiv papers: http://on.fb.me/tRYCff
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Some maps I made for the Economist as part of my work at FB, published today as their daily chart..!
How Facebook connections mirror old empires EIGHT years ago Facebook launched as an online social network connecting a small college community from a dorm room at Harvard University.
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then my compliment stands =P
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Good primer with a review of papers that have made a dent on economic questions with big data:
economics 2.0: data science meets the dismal science. Online activity at any moment in time [is] a snapshot of the collective consciousness, reflecting the instantaneous interests, concerns, and inten...
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Not good.
I’m just waking up to discover that, coinciding with today’s Russian Duma elections, there has been a series of major DDOS attacks that have at times brought down a number of leading independent media outlets, the LiveJournal blogging platform, and the online ‘map of [election] violations’ by election watchdog group Golos. Key independent mass media sites include the very influential Echo of Moscow radio and newspapers Kommersant, Novaya Gazeta (...
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Interview with me on NPR Marketplace..!
Jump to Navigation. Marketplace. Browse Listen. Morning Report. Browse Listen. Money. Browse Listen. Tech Report. Browse Listen. Index. Browse Listen. Home; Business; World; Economy; Tech; Sustainabil...
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wow, cool!
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