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2012 News in Brief



Traditional social networks fueled Twitter’s spread

While people often say that the Internet has flattened the world allowing social networks to spring up overnight, independent of geography or socioeconomic status, new research suggests otherwise. Professor Marta González and graduate student Jameson Toole studied the “contagion process” of the microblogging […]

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ERC airs proposal for Global Environment Initiative

As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) — […]

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