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A brief history of Computer Vision and AI Image Recognition

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What are side hustles for? Money, but also identity and community

We live in the era of the side hustle. Everyone’s doing it, and online,...
Behavior

The rise of the Instagram thread

On social media, a new breed of advice format is catching on, in many...
Communities

What kids too young for social media do on social media

A significant chunk of social media users should technically not be on those platforms....
Communities

Mercury retrograde: from astrological event to millennial meme

Mercury is going into retrograde on July 26 – and you know what that...
Communities

Twitter Passion Report: how brands need to keep moving the goalposts to appeal to sports fans

We’ve been running a series based on our research work with Twitter, during which...
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Learning to look: Pulsar partners with Manchester School of Arts to understand the difference between how machines and humans look at images

The social data industry does not often cross over with academia, but a new...
Platforms

How “stories” took over social networks

In just a few years, stories have taken over social networks and messaging apps....