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Daily Archives: June 26, 2017

Paper – Mining Features Associated with Effective Tweets

Mining Features Associated with Effective Tweets. Jian Xu University of Notre Dame; Nitesh V. ChawlaUniversity of Notre Dame, via arXiv, June 22, 2017.

Abstract – “What tweet features are associated with higher effectiveness in tweets? Through the mining of 122 million engagements of 2.5 million original tweets, we present a systematic review of tweet time, entities, composition, and user account features. We show that the relationship between various features and tweeting effectiveness is non-linear; for example, tweets that use a few hashtags have higher effectiveness than using no or too many hashtags. This research closely relates to various industrial applications that are based on tweet features, including the analysis of advertising campaigns, the prediction of user engagement, the extraction of signals for automated trading, etc.”

UK – Money Laundering Regulations 2017

“The Treasury launched an 8 week policy consultation on the Transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Fund Transfer Regulation in September. These aim to give effect to the updated global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards. The government sought views and evidence on the steps it proposed to take or should take, to… Continue Reading

Gallup – Cost of Healthcare Is Americans’ Top Financial Concern

“As the U.S. Senate begins considering legislation that could significantly change the nation’s healthcare system, the cost of healthcare leads the list of what Americans consider the most important financial problem facing their family. The 17% who name healthcare costs as their family’s most pressing financial problem is up seven percentage points since 2013 and… Continue Reading

Paper – Ad-Blockers: Extortionists or Digital Age Robin Hoods?

Ray, Abhishek and Ghasemkhani, Hossein and Kannan, Karthik Natarajan, Ad-Blockers: Extortionists or Digital Age Robin Hoods? (June 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2991805 “As an answer to mitigating the impact of intrusive online advertising on users, ad-blockers have risen in prominence over the past few years. Initially dismissed by the online advertising industry as inconsequential,… Continue Reading

TIME – The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

“For our third annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news…Here’s who made this year’s unranked list“ Continue Reading

Pew – Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows Even Among Groups That Had Been Skeptical

“Two years after the Supreme Court decision that required states to recognize same-sex marriages nationwide, support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally is at its highest point in over 20 years of Pew Research Center polling on the issue. By a margin of nearly two-to-one (62% to 32%), more Americans now say they… Continue Reading

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State FY 2011 – 2016

“This compilation of IMLS funding reports for all states and the District of Columbia includes detailed information, maps and charts about IMLS museum and library awards from FY 2011 to FY 2016. This is a nationwide file containing reports of all states. You may also find individual states’ IMLS funding report files on our website:… Continue Reading

Senate version of House health care repeal and replace bill eliminates coverage for 22 million Americans

Follow up to previous posting – Senate Republicans release draft Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, today via the CBO – “The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a… Continue Reading

Public advocacy groups sue White House over deletion and destruction of emails and tweets

CREW and National Security Archive news release: “President Trump and the Executive Office of the President appear to be violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Constitution’s requirement that the president “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed through the White House’s use of confidential messaging applications and other problematic practices including its… Continue Reading