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The Georgia Institute of Technology said it will offer a two-year master's degree in computer science to thousands of students online for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Georgia Tech dean Charles Isbell joins digits. Source: Wall Street Journal

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Jacob Eisenstein has studied regionalisms on Twitter, and found that the word, “suttin”— meaning “something” — appears 10 times as often in Twitter posts from New York as it does in the rest of the United States. Source: The New York Times

 

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Advances in miniaturization will help this trend pan out as predicted, Henrik Christensen — director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech, and co-author of the robotics report. Source: NBC News

 

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Thad Starner (Georgia Tech), a pioneer of wearable computing who is a technical adviser to the Glass team, says he thinks concerns about disruption are overblown.

Source: The New York Times

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After looking at half a million tweets for 15 months, Eric Gilbert and C.J. Hutto from Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing have gotten what makes people popular on Twitter down to a science. Source: Cosmopolitan

 

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Want to know the perfect formula for boosting your Twitter followers? Make sure your tweets are happy, interesting, and don't use too many hashtags. This is according to findings from a study by Eric Gilbert being presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in France this week. Source: Daily Mail

 

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What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it can be difficult to build your Twitter audience (and even some celebs have trouble). Looking at a half-million tweets over 15 months, a first-of-its-kind study from Georgia Tech has revealed a set of reliable predictors for building a Twitter following.

Ronald Arkin, a roboticist and roboethicist at Georgia Tech who has received funding from the Department of Defense, is in favor of the moratorium, but is optimistic in the longterm. Source: Rolling Stone

 

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Female Pinterest users have more “re-pins,” while male users have more followers on the popular photo-sharing site, according to a new study from Georgia Tech, led by Eric Gilbert, and the University of Minnesota. Source: RedOrbit

 

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Long before it was a gleam in Sergey Brin's eye, Thad Starner was sporting a bulky, comparatively prehistoric version of what would ultimately become Google Glass. Source: Mashable

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