Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: social media

Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

November 10, 2017

Congress is currently considering legislation that would regulate political advertising on social media.

Continue Reading

Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

March 10, 2017

Machine learning provides computers with the ability to learn from labeled examples and observations of data. Researchers at Rochester are developing computer programs incorporating machine learning to teach robots and software to understand natural language and body language, make predictions from social media, and model human cognition.

Continue Reading

10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

July 15, 2016

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey chose the name because “twitter” described “a short inconsequential burst of information.” And yet, the social network is anything but inconsequential in terms of data science research and its applications. Twitter, which went public on this date in 2006, is fertile ground for Rochester researchers interested in tracking everything from disease outbreaks to the dynamics of political campaigns and consumer preferences.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading