For their popular podcast, two longtime friends sit down at a kitchen table and share little-known anecdotes and historical facts about New York. Its bare-bones production hasn't hurt its popularity — it's been downloaded 5 million times in the past five years.
At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. The uncivil discourse that unfolds in comments sections can be poisonous. A study in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication suggests that rude comments on news stories can change the way we understand reporting.
Researchers say a study of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users says their "likes" can be used to accurately predict everything from their sexual orientation to their political views. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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