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Can we tell truth from fiction in the age of social media?

[MUSIC] So, welcome everybody. I’m Jennifer Widom, I’m the Dean of the School of Engineering. Thanks everyone for coming. I also wanted to thank the Stanford Alumni Association who is co-hosting this event with the School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Sciences. In addition to all of you here, the audience of […]

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Properties of Social Networks – Intro to Algorithms

Social networks are just graphs like the kinds of graphs we’ve been studying. But the real world networks that you actually find have some distinctive properties. And these have been documented by researchers like Duncan Watts and others. One property of these graphs is that they tend to exhibit the small world phenomenon, which essentially […]

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