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Why cat videos rule the Internet

Yes, cat videos rule the Internet. There’s no doubt about it. It is estimated that about 2 million cat videos were uploaded uploaded on YouTube in 2014 alone and they’ve got almost 26 billion views!  What makes people watch cat videos? According to a study by an Indiana University Media School researcher, …

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Explained | How Twitter shapes public opinion

Viral tweets and Twitter.

There are over 300 million Twitter users and nearly 100 million of them are active on the platform every day. That’s a huge number. And, with such numbers it’s not hard to see why Twitter is increasingly becoming the place for understanding the public discourse. One of the key factors …

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Impact of emerging technologies on healthcare

healthcare and medicine

The influence of emerging technologies on the healthcare industry has increased drastically in the recent years. It has empowered patients, helping them take control of the situation better. They can search for information about their illness, the prescribed medicines, book appointments at a click of button and interact almost from anywhere and …

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Using Twitter to monitor HIV transmission

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Big Data is increasingly playing an important role in decision-making. They are helping make policy-makers, scientists, researchers make informed decisions and understand human interactions and motives better. For the initiated, Big Data refers to large datasets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends relating to human behaviour and interactions. …

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