"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Twits Like Us

The Virtual Twitterverse That Can Forecast The Real Thing

Researchers have built a synthetic network that can recreate the behaviour of Twitterverse
KFC 02/07/2011

May I modestly suggest that there is no need to go to all this computational trouble in order to get an accurate model of the so called Twitterverse. All one needs do is simply study the excellent representations of the goings on of Twits on the old Monty Python television broadcasts. Of course, one must take care so as not to conflate the behavior of said Twits with one's own research methodology. That might bias the results somewhat...

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