Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.
Expert in social data processing proposes adjusting newsfeed algorithms to better mimic real-life interactions.
Twitter experiment shows clear self-selection into social media “echo chambers” due to political preferences.
Teaching community organizers via WhatsApp yields encouraging results in South Africa, according to MIT Governance Lab research.
In a time of physical distancing, connecting socially across generations is more important than ever
MIT’s AgeLab offers ways to maintain conversations between younger and older adults.
New tools can find patterns in vast online data to track and identify users on illicit forums.
Study of 188 practitioners distills key recommendations about using technology to advance social justice and the public interest.
Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”
New book, “The Longevity Economy,” calls for rethinking our ideas about what the elderly can do.
Alumni aim to make outdoor sports safer through gathering data and building a real-time social network.