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How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

March 17, 2016

Twitter keeps track of what its users post, when they post, and where they post from, and with that data a team of University of Rochester researchers was able to develop a method for evaluating how and where Twitter users drink alcohol.

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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

By extracting information from Instagram images and hashtags, computer science researchers have shown they can expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys.

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Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

Instagram could help monitor drinking habits of teenagers more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys and also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands are favoured by the youth, says a new study.

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What would Susan B. Anthony tweet today?

What would Susan B. Anthony tweet today?

August 25, 2015

Twice a week for at least the next 10 months, the Susan B. Anthony Center will tweet Anthony’s thoughts on topics such as health, relationships, education, race, mentoring, the family and, of course, voting.

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UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

March 12, 2015

The University of Rochester will be asking the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to subpoena information from a social media site to identify UR students believed to have been responsible for posting racially offensive and threatening language.

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N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

March 9, 2015

University senior counsel Richard S. Crummins sent a letter Thursday to Yik Yak, a popular social networking app, making the demand for information, along with screenshots of the posts the university wants to have identified.

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‘Water cooler’ still trumps tweets in impact on TV viewership

‘Water cooler’ still trumps tweets in impact on TV viewership

February 26, 2015

While social media, especially Twitter, can benefit a television show in real-time, offline word-of-mouth is more influential to get a new viewer to watch a new program, according to a new study from the Simon Business School.

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Using social media to manage mental health

Using social media to manage mental health

February 6, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester are focusing on how social media messages can affect mental health. A new program using the camera on a smartphone or laptop can gauge stress levels for people as they use social media.

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

February 5, 2015

During a political campaign voters will often share their views through pictures posted on social media. A human could recognize one as being a positive portrait of the candidate and the other one negative. Professor ‪Jiebo Luo and his collaborators are training computers to make the same assessments.

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