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Technology Is Changing What We Do

By Nigel Thrift

As many commentators have pointed out, the outputs from social-networking sites, Twitter, and blogs are a goldmine for social and behavioral scientists. They can be used in so many ways. No wonder that the Library of Congress is intending to open a research archive of public tweets.

For the first time it will be possible to achieve what famous 19th century writers like Gabriel Tarde and Francis Ysidro Edgeworth so wanted to do, to be able to produce a “mathematical psychics” but one with real bite.

There are four sites of interest.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/technology-is-changing-what-we-do/28472

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