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The meaning of emoticons

13 Oct 2011

The emoticons used on Twitter are a language in themselves and are taking on new and often surprising meanings of their own, according to new research.

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Tweeting disasters

12 Oct 2011

Social networks like Twitter cannot help prevent disasters, but can quickly correct misinformation resulting from false rumours preventing possible further loss of lives, a leading researcher will tell a public debate on 25th October at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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Come here often?

04 Aug 2011

A new way of predicting which people may become friends on social networks - based on the type of places they visit - has been formulated by University of Cambridge researchers.

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Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain

06 May 2011

We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set out to test that assumption – by conducting a live experiment using Twitter.

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