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The Ultimate Social Networker

Facebook: The Ultimate Social Networker? In a social network, there is a tendency for two people with a mutual friend to form some sort of link. This is known as triadic closure. The basic principle behind this idea is that new links are likely to form between people with one or more common friends due […]

Markets For Electricity

By Miro Gavin Electricity is very much a regional business.  Beyond the national regulations, each region has its own regulations and philosophy on the best way to ensure a reliable supply of cheap and efficiently-produced electricity.  Because electricity production and delivery are so complex, there are a variety of ways to approach the problem. However, […]

Wikipedia and Epidemic Outbreaks

This article is written about a new study from the Los Alamos National Laboratory. After examining 14 disease outbreaks in nine countries, this study shows that Wikipedia “may have prophetic tendencies in the world of infectious diseases.” In summary, researchers have noticed that the amount of page-views about the disease has peaked before the outbreak […]

Social Media Activism

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to trending hashtags such as #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter, it is no doubt that social media has become an integral part of social activism today. Social media has certainly proved to be a powerful method of making a cause reach a wide audience. I personally have seen it in action when […]

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