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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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“Humans of New York” creator comes to campus

“Humans of New York” creator comes to campus

February 11, 2014

Brandon Stanton, creator of the photo blog Humans of New York, will speak Thursday, Feb. 27, in Strong Auditorium.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A lot, as it happens. Henry Kautz, chair of the computer science department, and his colleagues have shown that Twitter messages can be harnessed to predict the spread of infectious diseases, for example.

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Rochester Business Journal: Educators Enter World of Social Networking, Find It Useful

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last month, Jeffrey Bigham, assistant professor of computer science, wanted to nail down a reference for the concept that people will do more work as volunteers than for low pay. So he tweeted a question, hoping his Twitter followers might have a reference handy.

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