Analysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

echo chamber

First, just for completeness, here is a quick definition. The term “Echo Chamber” is a reference to the idea that people are increasingly being only exposed to the ideas that they agree with, and don’t hear the arguments of those with whom they do not agree. The net effect is that we become more polarised. … Read moreAnalysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

Trolling the right-wing with @arguetron – #bots

@arguetron

I was posting yesterday about how to spot bots. That is perhaps an important skill to develop because we live in an age where bots with a very specific malicious intent are being deployed to deceive and manipulate you by masquerading as a human. They promote extreme ideas, not because it is one that those behind … Read moreTrolling the right-wing with @arguetron – #bots

Are all your Twitter friends human? #bots and #botnets

bots

You may indeed have Twitter Bots that are following you or that you follow that are openly and transparently bots. These are the  harmless ones run by a piece of software, and exist to provide a useful service. Examples include PoetryBot, CloudVision (A Photo Bot), or simply News Bot to tweet out headlines. Generally nobody has … Read moreAre all your Twitter friends human? #bots and #botnets

Testing Poe’s Law: Can Trump supporters detect BS?

Back in 2005, a chap called Nathan Poe made an observation within an on-line discussion group as follows … Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won’t mistake for the genuine article. This has in turn led to a generic … Read moreTesting Poe’s Law: Can Trump supporters detect BS?

Anybody got any ideas for naming Trappist-1 planets? #7NamesFor7NewPlanets

NASA wonders if anybody out there can help them to name the recently announced seven earth sized planets that have been observed in orbit abound Trappist-1 … #7NamesFor7NewPlanets? TRAPPIST-1bTRAPPIST-1cTRAPPIST-1dTRAPPIST-1eTRAPPIST-1fTRAPPIST-1gTRAPPIST-1h 😉 https://t.co/QS80AnZ2Jg pic.twitter.com/gis6Ba7UBu — NASA (@NASA) February 24, 2017 Now to be clear, this is not a serious suggestion but instead is just a bit of … Read moreAnybody got any ideas for naming Trappist-1 planets? #7NamesFor7NewPlanets