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Twitter in the city

A couple weeks ago I wrote a story about some work related to the Boston Marathon bomb­ings that net­work sci­en­tists in David Lazer’s lab are working on. They’re asking Android […]

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Guest Post: The one billion map

Ear­lier this month, the Obama admin­is­tra­tion announced its plan to put $100 mil­lion toward building a net­work map of the human brain. World leading net­work sci­en­tist and North­eastern Dis­tin­guished Professor […]

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How to be a good gossip…or at least a good computational modeler

Here are two things that shouldn’t sur­prise you: Our past expe­ri­ences deter­mine our future behav­iors and our social inter­ac­tions are con­stantly changing. When it comes to humans oper­ating in the […]

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Polling in the new era of Italian politics

In late Feb­ruary, some­thing hap­pened to the Italian gov­ern­ment that had never hap­pened before: a hung par­lia­ment. After 75 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion turned out to vote, it took two […]

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The social side of Sandy

When dis­aster strikes, we rely on our social net­works for sup­port. During hur­ri­cane Sandy, neigh­bors helped neigh­bors by sharing elec­trical power with those who’d lost it or removing tree limbs […]