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2012-06-01 10:55:03

Georgia Tech study profiles behavior of social media 'hyperadvocacy' As Election Day 2012 draws nearer, the "Twitterverse" promises to light up again and again with explosions of political opinion. But which tweets are the genuinely expressed feelings of individual users and which are systematic disseminations of information meant to support or discredit an idea–the textbook definition of propaganda? A new study out of the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science calls such...

2011-08-03 13:01:19

Researchers say consumers deserve more complete picture of service they receive When it comes to broadband speeds, U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs) largely deliver on their promises, says a report issued today by the Federal Communications Commission, but "throughput" is only one of several metrics listed in the report that affect network performance. ISPs should provide a broadband "nutrition label""”easy-to-understand information about service-limiting factors"”and users...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'