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What gets removed from China’s social networks shows how censorship strategies are advancing, and can even hint at the government’s plans.
A technique called deep learning could help Facebook understand its users and their data better.
Data-mining techniques reveal fake Twitter accounts that give the impression of a vast political movement.
A new app makes it possible to identify people and learn about them just by pointing your phone.
Google’s new +1 button lets friends tune each other’s search results, but so far the company has few connections to draw on.
The company has many social projects, but may struggle to improve on Facebook.
Christopher “moot” Poole created 4chan, an online community where people are free to be wrong. Now big investors want a piece of his ideas.
Web 2.0–the dream of the user-built, user-centered, user-run Internet–has delivered on just about every promise except profit. Will its most prominent example, social networking, ever make any money?
Big problems could be ahead if we rely on conclusions drawn from individuals’ social-networking data.
For many, the new service offers the chance to press “reset on Facebook.”