Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The advent of the digital era provided a fertile ground for the development of virtual societies, complex systems influencing real-world dynamics. Understanding online human behavior and its relevance beyond the digital boundaries is still an open challenge. Here we show that online social interactions during a massive voting event can be used to build an accurate map of real-world political parties and electoral ranks for Italian elections in 2018. We provide evidence that information flow and collective attention are often driven by a special class of highly influential users, that we name "augmented humans", who exploit thousands of automated agents, also known as bots, for enhancing their online influence. We show that augmented humans generate deep information cascades, to the same extent of news media and other broadcasters, while they uniformly infiltrate across the full range of identified groups. Digital augmentation represents the cyber-physical counterpart of the human desire to acquire power within social systems.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: PloS one
With much interest, we read the report by Attardi and colleagues comparing the synchronous online delivery of a systemic anatomy module to traditional didactic lecture and practical formats (Attardi e...
Severe life events are established as provoking agents for depression in combination with vulnerability factors. Identifying features of severe events improves the prediction of disorder but are rarel...
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212555.].
The influence of online physician ratings is growing, yet their interpretation remains difficult. Our aim was to analyze the online content of urogynecologists on 1 website to transform these ratings ...
Sunscreens, unlike prescription medications are purchased by consumers directly from retailers. The proportion of online sunscreen sales is increasing. It is therefore important for dermatologists to ...
A study of an electronic voting system as a learning aid during tutorials
Nowadays, augmented reality (AR) has gained attention but little is known concerning its repercussion in individuals when considering some mental and physiological aspects. Therefore, the ...
The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of cortical bone decortication on the angiogenesis and osteogenesis of augmented ridge by GBR.
To investigate drug-gene interactions on the incidence of non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke for hypertensive patients.
A questionnaire based study to investigate the effectiveness of an Augmented Reality App in the selection of teeth for dentures. Patients dentists and dental technicians are asked to asses...
Characteristic events occurring in the ATMOSPHERE during the interactions and transformation of various atmospheric components and conditions.
A computerized biomedical bibliographic storage and retrieval system operated by the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. MEDLARS stands for Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System, which was first introduced in 1964 and evolved into an online system in 1971 called MEDLINE (MEDLARS Online). As other online databases were developed, MEDLARS became the name of the entire NLM information system while MEDLINE became the name of the premier database. MEDLARS was used to produce the former printed Cumulated Index Medicus, and the printed monthly Index Medicus, until that publication ceased in December 2004.
A series of progressive, overlapping events, triggered by exposure of the PLATELETS to subendothelial tissue. These events include shape change, adhesiveness, aggregation, and release reactions. When carried through to completion, these events lead to the formation of a stable hemostatic plug.
Screening techniques first developed in yeast to identify genes encoding interacting proteins. Variations are used to evaluate interplay between proteins and other molecules. Two-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for protein-protein interactions, one-hybrid for DNA-protein interactions, three-hybrid interactions for RNA-protein interactions or ligand-based interactions. Reverse n-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for mutations or other small molecules that dissociate known interactions.
Modulation of human voice to produce sounds augmented by musical tonality and rhythm.