The World Economic Forum produced a short video about our effort to bring connectivity to the currently unconnected.

The high-resolution settlement layer (HRSL) data is released through Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN): [ Columbia.edu Link ]

You can learn more about this project here:

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Stephenie Ward
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Adem Yakoubi Yakoubi
Our recent note on cross-country friendships in Europe, which have been growing and display an interesting annual pattern: [ Research.fb.com Link ]
Our recent note on crosscountry friendships in Europe which have been growing

Facebook Friendships in Europe

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Rene Tra
Bjoern Sjut
Bjoern Sjut
Our latest collaboration with researchers at UC San Diego and Yale shows that online social interactions are linked to longer life, much as offline social interactions are.

Online social integration is associated with reduced mortality risk

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Christy O'Flaherty
Ali Mopak
Carmen Frost
In honor of International Cat Day we researched a few questions about the people who like cats and those like dogs: Who has more friends, cat people or dog people? Who's more likely to be single? What TV shows do we curl up to watch together? [ Facebook.com Link ]
In honor of International Cat Day we researched a few questions about

Cat People, Dog People

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Anne-Marie Jentsch
Jennifer DeHerald
Neil Gerardo
Data Science + AI + HCI = A more accessible world! We conducted a qualitative study with Cornell University last year to understand blind people's experience online, especially the challenges they have and the strategies they take for interacting with visual content. These findings informed how we designed automatic alternative (alt) text technology that we are releasing today!

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Data Science AI HCI A more accessible world We conducted a qualitative

How blind people interact with visual content on social networking sites

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Willis de Seeker
Pawan Singh
Shah Khan
Our latest study at the Journal of Labor Economics shows that both strong and weak ties are important to finding a job. Weak ties are important for their quantity, and strong ties for their quality.
Our latest study at the Journal of Labor Economics shows that both

How strong and weak ties help you find a job

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Sandhya Bajaj
Ramonita Velez
De'Anne Etienne
Do jobs run in families? Are twins more likely than siblings to choose the same profession? [ Facebook.com Link ]
Do jobs run in families Are twins more likely than siblings to choose the same profession

Do jobs run in families?

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Khinhnin Wai
Bec Smith
ReneTeresa Washburn
Our latest study at CSCW shows that when people share more difficult feelings on Facebook using the feeling annotation tool, like "feeling upset" or "feeling frustrated" they get far longer and more supportive comments.
Our latest study at CSCW shows that when people share more difficult

Support when you're feeling blue

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Daniel Valdenegro Ibarra
Fabricio Ferrero
Nick Barnes
Where do friends of Broncos and Panthers fans live? Which team's fans have the most fan friendships? We looked at patterns in the three billion friendships shared by 35 million NFL fans. Happy #FriendsDay and #SuperBowl week!
Where do friends of Broncos and Panthers fans live Which teams fans

NFL Fans Friendships on Facebook

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Carmen Frost
Penny Cronin
Carmen Frost
How connected are you to everyone else in the world? You've heard of "six degrees of separation"? The average is actually 3.57. Find your own score and read more here.
How connected are you to everyone else in the world Youve heard

Three and a half degrees of separation

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Vasu Nata
Jay Stapleton
Paolo Magrassi
The Internet's effect on your well-being depends on how you use it. In a new paper, we compare two sets of longitudinal studies fifteen years apart on the effects of Internet use on well-being. In these two very different contexts the results are the same: Talking with close friends online is linked to improvements in well-being while talking to strangers is not. We also discuss some...
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The Internets effect on your wellbeing depends on how you use it

Online or offline: Connecting with close friends improves well-being

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Anahid Hojjati
Lawrence Ampofo
Sumeet Mandrekar
Neighborhood "flavors" according to Instagram hashtags. For when you need to find the artisanal hipsters (#saison, #upcycle, #chickens).
Neighborhood flavors according to Instagram hashtags For when you need to find

Instagram's Neighborhood Flavors

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Louise Blake
Charles Pierce
Ayo Makun
The diversity and unity of India, as reflected in data.
The diversity and unity of India as reflected in data

Diversity and Unity of India

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Aditya Jain
Madhava Rao
Samurai Empreendedor
Tyler Jaszkowiak
Brian Warner
Lindsay Buttery
Happy 4th of July! For your reading pleasure, a post about how people communicate with their Congressional representatives on Facebook.
Happy 4th of July For your reading pleasure a post about how
Sandhya Bajaj
Adam LhlOu
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Our latest data science research, released today in Science, quantifies exactly how much individuals could be and are exposed to ideologically diverse news and information in social media.
Our latest data science research released today in Science quantifies exactly how

Exposure to Diverse Information on Facebook

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Koraan J Kenner
Eyal Rabin
Adrian Cuyugan
Single and secretly wondering which of your friends might be able to introduce you to your future soulmate?
Single and secretly wondering which of your friends might be able to

Cupid in your network

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Munmun Chatterjee
Shaili Desai
Brendan Mackie
Wanna learn about how data science is being used to help cities, governments and non-profit organizations? Read our latest post!
Wanna learn about how data science is being used to help cities
Joshua Tonihka
Daleen Adriana Meyer
Drama Zaman