Latest James Fowler Stories

When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, the team analyzed over a billion anonymized status updates...

2012-01-26 10:05:48

The people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today’s Facebook users

2011-01-18 08:20:00

People are likely to choose their friends based largely on those individuals' genetic similarity to themselves.

2010-09-15 19:23:07

Your friends are probably more popular than you are. And this "friendship paradox" may help predict the spread of infectious disease.

2010-03-08 15:05:00

UC San Diego and Harvard deliver first experimental findings on spread of cooperation in a social network.

2008-12-05 08:40:00

A smile really is infectious, researchers happily announced on Thursday.

2008-12-04 22:00:12

Happiness spreads more robustly -- like a virus -- than unhappiness and seems to have a greater effect than money, U.S.

2008-04-19 05:18:30

With the intense competition between the two contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, pundits have mused over whether Hillary Clinton's appearance on "The Colbert Report" last night will give the former First Lady a so-called "Colbert bump," a surge in popularity which the show's host claims will accrue to any politician that appears on the show.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.