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With Friends Like These

On average your friends tend to have more friends than you do, for reasons described as the Friendship Paradox. As briefly mentioned by our guest speaker, a case of sampling bias occurs when thinking about one’s group of friends. The more friends someone has, the more likely it is that person will be included in […]

Exploring complex networks

https://www.nature.com/articles/35065725 This article discusses some ways to reason about the overall structure of networks, and why this type of reasoning can be so important. It highlights the way these networks form a link between different fields of science that are seemingly unrelated – from dynamical physics, to power grids, to food webs, and many others. […]

Facebook Hiding “Likes” on Social Media

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/technology/facebook-hidden-likes.html In “Facebook Tests Hiding ‘Likes’ on Social Media Posts Image,” Facebook is changing their functionality of like, comment, view, and etc. In today’s society, for the people who use social media, users regard “Likes as a status symbol. More Likes on a social media post meant it was popular, engaging, and worthwhile.” To be […]

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