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Posts tagged with "Social Science"

  • Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age
    Matthew J. Salganik


    A breezy, personal guide provides a road map to solid computational social science research

    Subatomic particle physics has CERN. Astronomy has the Hubble telescope. Social science has the Internet, smartphones, email, social media, satellites, and a myriad of other ways to follow human behavior. The gods of the information age have produced a whole panoply of technologies for social research along the journey to other destinations. Generally, social scientists… Read More
  • The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats
    Vyvyan Evans

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Vyvyan Evans, author of The Emoji Code

    Nonverbal cues can clue listeners into implied meaning during in-person conversations, but, until recently, tone and nuance were often lost during digital interactions. Enter the emoji. This week on the Science podcast, linguist Vyvyan Evans argues that these icons better allow us to signal our attitudes and emotions in text-based discussions, ultimately making us more… Read More