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From my understanding of the problem and my years of experience with the internet since the early days when IRC was popular and web forums were just starting to emerge, I believe I can shed some light on this subject. probably not enough for a full answer but more than just a comment. I feel that a large part of the problem is the anonymity (or perceived ...


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Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative. It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...


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Actually it's an easy and hard question at the same time. The easy answer is that her brain failed when compared with the standard brain model we take as a model (brain of a conscious normal teenager). The hard part is which parts of the brain made the "wrong" (not expected decision be our society and most people in her age) thing and she commits a ...


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I found two papers in the same vein with considerably more empirical evidence. The first paper is Modeling the Size of Wars. In the paper, provinces and conflicts are modeled to justify the Richardson's observation that the proportion of the severity of conflicts in relation to their frequency is described by a power law. In other words, the more space ...


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Check out Networks, Crowds, and Markets (David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, 2010), esp. chapters 16 and 19.


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I think you phrased this well, but you are correct that it is a hard question which could be answered in many different ways which, perhaps, may not satisfy you. It is a "why" question so let me give some speculative answers: -an evolutionary psychologist might say that we have evolved to seek social interactions because humans in groups are more successful ...


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DISCLAIMER: I do not have any official education in cognitive sciences. Maybe problem is not in saying "thank you", for me upvoting is very close to saying thank you. I think it is rather obvious what are benefits from discouraging "thank you", it would be hard to find real content in "thanks forest". Perhaps people wish that receiver knows who said thank ...


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This is just a few thoughts. I agree with @adb that an obvious way to use facebook for conducting surveys is just to provide a link to an external website that runs the survey. There is an interesting article by Tan and colleagues where they talk about using paid advertisements to get targeted participants on Facebook. I thought the following statistics ...


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You could try third party suppliers. There is currently a company offering free facebook surveys. Basically, create an account, create a survey, enter in a bit of information and presto, you have a survey. Try www.hiprewards.com. Building your own survey app for facebook is not a trivial undertaking.



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