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Socializing is deterministic

Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 02:13:03 PM
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The Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation analyzed thousands of twitter conversations going back to 2010. They found these conversations occoured based on the structure of the individual’s Twitter network. For example, the subjects and content that a person tweets about, the people they follow, the people who follow them and the way they network creates a structure of social activity. In a recently released report Pew reports that they uncovered six distinct patterns for these structures.

“These are data-driven early steps in understanding Twitter discussion structures that contribute to the emerging science of social participation,” Ben Shneiderman professor of computer science at the University of Maryland and a report-co-author said. “This new field is emerging right before our eyes and could eventually have a large impact on our understanding of everything from health to community safety, from business innovation to citizen science and from civic engagement to sustainable energy programs.”

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/mapping-twitter-conversations-social-structures/

Free will gets a little more debunked.

NHA

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 05:47:07 PM
Talking to someone in the service industry is like talking to an AI vending machine.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 05:50:55 PM
NO KIDDING! That's the best observation about those awful robots I've seen.
They surely can't be human.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 06:37:07 PM
Free will gets a little more debunked.

Averaging reveals trends and obscures deviations.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 08:57:27 PM
The variables of socializing are nonetheless bounded. How many variations of Miley Cyrus rawks!!!! or Justin Beiber rulz!!!! or Democracy Now!!!! are there? It's always same warmed over doo doo in essence with limited variations in form.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 22, 2014, 09:33:35 PM
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... from health to community safety, from business innovation to citizen science and from civic engagement to sustainable energy programs.

None of those things are cool!

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 25, 2014, 04:31:44 AM
Free will gets a little more debunked.

Averaging reveals trends and obscures deviations.
Of what averaging do you speak? From what I read, the research was largely based on aggregate analysis. Certainly, averaging played some role in the statistical analysis, but that doesn't constitute the whole of it. Also, they openly admitted to the existence of deviations. I'm not sure where you are going with this.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 25, 2014, 05:13:44 PM
Its my convinction that all technology much be destroyed because modern technology is not a tool its a control instrument. And those in control of the tools are not our friends, they are our worst nightmare.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 25, 2014, 10:09:36 PM
We are not able to evolve fast enough to physiologically and psychologically adapt to technology, or more specifically, the modern lifestyle that resulted from it.

Blaming the bad guys at the control panel is a cop out, when the masses have willlingky shunned reality in favor of entertainment.

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 25, 2014, 11:24:10 PM
This is all a terrible waste

Re: Socializing is deterministic
February 26, 2014, 09:38:47 PM
The variables of socializing are nonetheless bounded. How many variations of Miley Cyrus rawks!!!! or Justin Beiber rulz!!!! or Democracy Now!!!! are there? It's always same warmed over doo doo in essence with limited variations in form.

Life exists on the back of warmed over doo doo.