NFL fans by U.S. county, according to Facebook

On the surface Facebook is a social network, but those in the know recognize that it's actually one of the largest datasets of human trends, preferences and activity ever catalogued. One way to appreciate the vast potential of this dataset is to use the company's new Graph Search to find people who like "shitting… » 1/29/13 6:40am 1/29/13 6:40am

Data Mining Software Predicts How Depressing the Future Will Be

Try reading the news today and not getting depressed about the future. We're looking at tomorrows full of climate change, looming pandemics, and overpopulation. But just how unhappy do these possible future trends make us? Alberto Pepe, a computer scientist at UCLA wanted to find out. So he collected 10,741 public… » 4/03/08 9:30am 4/03/08 9:30am