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Reddit Subreddit-Network Visualization

The following post is built off the following link: http://redditstuff.github.io/sna/. Simply put, Reddit is a website that is a collection of different forum-style communities, in which users can create threads on either a link or a body of text, and post comments inside these threads. In the year 2013, they had 731 million unique visitors, […]

Scottish Independence Referendum and Game Theory

Sources: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29281913 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-24140981 http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/scottish-independence-bad-economics-three-reasons/ On September 18, 2014, British citizens residing in Scotland voted in a referendum to determine whether or not Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom or become its own state. More specifically, the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” could be answered with either “Yes” or “No,” with a simple […]

Facebook: “People You May Know” vs. Protecting Private Friends List?

Facebook has this handy “People You May Know” function that allows people to conveniently find their distant friends, colleagues, acquaintances, etc. The way this works is that if User X is friends with User Y, then Facebook gives User X friend suggestions based on User Y’s public interaction with his or her friends. However, this […]

How Game Theory applies to Parenting

It’s often very difficult for parents to get their children to do less-than-desirable tasks, such as eating their vegetables or cleaning up their mess. For example, it is argued that to actually get the child to clean up, you should request for one toy at a time to be put away. This way, one child […]

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