Crowdsourcing – some further examples

Yesterday I blogged about Galaxy Zoo. Thats the project that needs your help to process and categorize images of Galaxies captured by robot telescopes. As I explained, the motivation is that the very best pattern recognition engine known to humanity sits between your ears. However, what is also quite fascinating is that this is just … Read more

No.1 Reason for de-friending is …

A University of Colorado Denver Business School student has conducted a study and gathered some interesting statistics regarding the social interactions on Facebook .

“Researchers spend a lot of time examining how people form friendships online but little is known on how those relationships end,” said Christopher Sibona, a PhD student in the Computer Science and Information Systems program whose research will be published January by the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. “Perhaps this will help us develop a theory of the entire cycle of friending and unfriending.”

After surveying more than 1,500 Facebook users on Twitter, Sibona found the number-one reason for unfriending is ….

OK,  …  try a few guesses, then the click the fold to reveal the answer.

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