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2012-01-31 09:00:10

Reducing the disconnect between virtual network models and real-life communities Scientists have created a new algorithm to detect virtual communities, designed to match the needs of real-life social, biological or information networks detection better than with current attempts. The results of this study by Lovro Å ubelj and his colleague Marko Bajec from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia have just been published in EPJ B´. Communities are defined as systems of...

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2012-01-26 10:05:48

Who´d have thought Facebook was popular in an ancient Tanzania culture? Well it wasn´t, but the people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today´s Facebook users, suggesting that social networking patterns were set early in the history of our species. While ancient humans didn´t have the luxury of updating their social status, social networks were indeed an essential part of their livelihood, say authors of a new study,...

2012-01-15 08:00:00

Over 1000 members in the USA are now members of Helpcup. A social network dedicated to people in need. Donors wanted. Nationwide (PRWEB) January 15, 2012 Helpcup.com launched its social media network in December 24th 2011. Since its launch over 1000 members have joined for free. Helpcup is a place where businesses, charities and individuals can build a profile page and help each other with professional services or financial help. Although Helpcup does not directly help its members, members...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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