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Social Clusters in Tool-Using Dolphins

In a recent study conducted by marine biologists researching the behavior of Australian bottlenose dolphins, it has been found that the dolphin “social network” is subject to strong and weak ties, much like the social network of humans. The study, which was conducted over a span of 22 years and consisted of 15,000 dolphins, established […]

Ebay vs. Craigslist. How are they different and which should you sell on?

Ebay and Craigslist represent two of the most popular online auction systems in the world but operate in very different ways. In an Ebay auction, bidders bid to the highest amount they are willing to pay until all bidders, except for one, drop out of the auction. This type of auction format is most similar […]

Article : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444083304578016540325496354.html The map of positive and negative relationships between countries is extremely confusing and complex.  One day a country may be on positive terms with another, and the next, the same two countries may be on the brink of war. Throughout the 20th century, as well as the present era, there has been […]

On what Quora is missing

Article: http://socialtimes.com/why-quora-wont-scale_b104711 Quora, a question-and-answer website infused with social networking has been growing its user base rapidly and has been appraised for its high quality of answers. Compared to its competitors like Yahoo! Answers, Quora allows users to give accurate, credible answers backed by reputation in its user graph; the answers are sorted in order […]

You are the weakest link, Goodbye!

The Weakest Link is a television game show that first aired in the United Kingdom in 2000 and since then has been adapted in different languages in at least 45 countries under the same format. It provides a good source for people’s strategic behavior and assessment of human decision making in a real life situation […]

Cheating and Unbalanced Complete Graphs

After a cheating scandal was discovered in June at Stuyvesant High School, an article by New York Magazine was written analyzing the motives and seeming popularity of “cheating upwards” by “bright kids.”  Some students defended cheating as a way to be generous to friends, while others described it just as the “ethos” of their school. […]

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