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How Data Science Became About Chasing Fads Instead Of Delivering Insight

How is it then that over almost seven years all of our statisticians, programmers, disciplinary experts and other data scientists…

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Was The Era Of 'Big Data' Social Media Based on False Hype?

The public narrative has been that social media embodied "big data," holding some of the largest datasets in the world…

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Twitter Users Mostly Retweet Politicians And Celebrities. That's A Big Change.

Kalev's summary for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage offers an overview of some of the biggest findings of Twitter's evolution…

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Zuckerberg's Privacy Vision Is Nothing More Than Misdirection

Mark Zuckerberg's grand privacy manifesto appears to be nothing more than a masterful work of marketing misdirection at a time…

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How Data Scientists Turned Against Statistics

Our great leap into the world of data has come with a giant leap of faith that the core tenets…

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Twitter Reminds Us How Much Of The World Is Absent From Geotagged Social Media

The siren song of GPS-tagged social media has led us to artificially narrow our focus to the parts of the…

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The Era Of Precision Mapping Of Social Media Is Coming To An End

It turns out that the grand vision of mapping GPS-tagged tweets was based on an assumption that proved false and…

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Twitter Reminds Us That We Still Care About Our Location Privacy

In a world in which our cell companies sell our realtime locations for profit and Facebook stalks select users to…

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Twitter's Shift Away From GPS-Tagged Tweets Suggests It Will Be Harder To Fight 'Deep Fakes'

Twitter's shift away from geotagged tweets over the past seven years suggests even the oversharing user base of social media…

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Twitter's Transition From HTTP To HTTPS

While Google is most famous for its role in transitioning the web from HTTP to HTTPS, other platforms like Twitter…

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FiveThirtyEight: How Cable News Reacted To The Cohen Hearing

FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta and Oliver Roeder created this fascinating linguistic analysis of how CNN, Fox News and MSNBC covered the…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets (Dark)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets: Language Maps

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets (Light)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Place Tweets

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets (Dark)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets (Light)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets By Language

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: An Animated Map of Twitter By Language

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the animation below shows all…

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Visualizing Seven Years Of Twitter's Evolution: 2012-2018

Looking back over seven years of the Twitter 1% stream, what can we learn about how one of the world’s…

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WashPost: Fox News Reportedly Killed The Stormy Daniels Story In 2016. It Has Played It Down Ever Since.

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how the networks have covered the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.

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How Much Attention Is Collusion Really Getting?

With the political discourse this week once again turning to Russia, it is worth looking back at NBC’s report last…

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Is Twitter's Spritzer Stream Really A Nearly Perfect 1% Sample Of Its Firehose?

How closely does the Twitter 1% Spritzer/Sample API match its firehose and has that alignment been relatively stable over the…