Friends? Who needs them

Aron, Jacob
January 2012
New Scientist;1/28/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2849, p21
The article discusses research by scientist Adam Sadilek and team on the use of a dynamic Bayesian model to predict the location of a user of the social networking site Twitter through the analysis of time and location data from Twitter activity of people on that user's friend network. Also noted is a study by computer scientist Hyoungshick Kim and colleagues that explored the potential privacy and security issues of the social networking website Facebook's social authentication system. INSET: Why the weakest links count most.


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