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Harnessing Hashtagify.me and social network analysis to maximize your brand’s reach on Twitter

Spartans Hashtagify Network

According to an August 2013 PEW report, 18% of all internet users use Twitter on a regular basis. That equates to roughly 500 million people signing into Twitter to check the latest tweets, news, and celebrity gossip every day. It’s

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A tech-focused guide to increasing your influence on Twitter

There are millions of people around the world checking into Twitter every day. It's about time you connected with them. Image c/o Eric Fischer

This is the original version of this article that appeared on Co.Labs. We all know the power of Twitter to spread one person’s voice across the Internet. Celebrities tweet out pictures of their daily lives, world renowned scientists share the

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The curious case of the closed access data set in the open access journal

Earlier this year, I ran across a news article that got me really excited in the science-nerdy kind of way. The article talked about how we could measure how happy the people in each U.S. state are just by looking

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Which social media platform offers the biggest bang for the buck for science outreach to the public?

Since 2005, social media has grown from a playground for angsty teenagers into a tool that pervades nearly everyone’s lives. In fact, almost 3/4 of all internet-using U.S. adults now use social media in some form of another in their

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How do you maximize the Tweetability of your presentations?

Given that conference season is coming up, I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to the best ways to increase the impact of my presentations. How do I make them memorable? How do I make them available and interesting

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This blog is my labor of love, and I've spent hundreds of hours working on the projects that you'll read about here. Generally, I write about data visualization and machine learning, and sometimes explore out-of-the-box projects at the intersection of the two. I hope you enjoy my projects as much as I have.

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