They gave local news away for free. Virtually nobody wanted it.
When 2,529 people were offered a free subscription to their local newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer, only forty-four accepted—less than 2 percent—according to an academic study set to be published this year in the American Journal of Political Science. Dan Hopkins, a political science professor at the University of Pennsylvania, conducted the […]
Shifting your research from X to Mastodon? Here’s what you need to know
Since Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter/X and subsequent changes to that platform, computational
social science researchers may be considering shifting their research programs to
Mastodon and the fediverse. This article sounds several notes of caution about such
a shift. We explain key differences between the fediverse and X, ultimately arguing
that research must be with the fediverse, not on it.
This morning, trawling the Computer Science sections of Arxiv, as I do most mornings, I came across a recent paper from the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil, offering a new Natural Language Processing framework to automate the summarization and extraction of core data from scientific papers. Since this is more or less what I […]
pCJR · Introducing Red Pen: A Grammar Podcast There’s a famous scene from the final season of The Wire—y’know, The One With the Newspeople—where cub reporter Alma Gutierrez, new to the show’s (thinly) fictionalized version of the Baltimore Sun, receives a crash course in the paper’s lofty lexical standards: “Gutierrez!” her editor shouts across […]/p
Our White Paper on Social Annotation in the Classroom : Hypothesis
Hypothesis has just published its first research white paper: “The Value of Social Annotation for Teaching and Learning: Promoting Comprehension, Collaboration and Critical Thinking With Hypothesis,” authored by Dr. Remi Kalir.
Sleep loss leads to the withdrawal of human helping across individuals, groups, and large-scale societies
Helping behavior between humans has been one of the most influential forces sculpting modern civilizations, but what factors influence this propensity to help? This study demonstrates that a lack of sleep dictates whether humans choose to help each other at three different scales: within individuals, across individuals, and across societies.
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