Cyberculture agenda: “How to build your own Twitter bot army…Twitter Can Detect HIV Outbreaks in Real-Time…

Google Hummingbird is the new search algorithm used by the Google search engine. It was released with a bit of controversy as a result of its new stringent search and SEO requirements. One of the major components of Google Hummingbird is that it efficiently breaks down queries that are sent in the form of a question

How to build your own Twitter bot army

I am newly returned from Baltimore and the NICAR conference, where one of the mostlaugh-out-loud sessions of the weekend involved Brian Abelson, Joe Kokenge andAbraham Epton talking about how and why to build Twitter bots. Stephen Suen, of MIT?s Comparative Media Studies writing program, has a helpful blog post about the conversation.

Finally, some high-level UK debate on Internet surveillance

Ian Brown on 4 March 2014 at 10:59AM

You wait nine months for some UK political debate on the mass Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and GCHQ revealed by Edward Snowden, then two speeches come along at once… This morning I went to listen Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister, give his first major speech on the issue (there is a summary […]


BTC China, until recently the world?s largest Bitcoin exchange, has made Litecoin trading available on its platform, a move that is likely to add credibility to this newer cryptocurrency. What?s more, Litecoin trading will have zero percent commission on BTC China


A team of UCLA researchers found that Twitter and other real-time social media can be used to track HIV outbreaks and drug behavior, potentially helping detection and prevention efforts.

Ryan Calo, the organizer of the annual Stanford conference on Robots and the Lawhas written a new paper called Robotics and the New Cyberlaw , examining the new legal challenges posed by the presence of robots in our public spaces, homes and workplaces, as distinct from the legal challenges of computers and the Internet.

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