In this paper, we investigate if widely used influence scores are vulnerable and easy to manipulate. Our approach consists of developing Twitter bot accounts able to interact with real users to verify strategies that can increase their influence scores according to different systems. Our results show that it is possible to become influential using very simple strategies, suggesting that these systems should review their influence score algorithms to avoid accounting with automatic activity.
When I read that the Idea Lab “is perched on the 16th floor of the Times’ building and commands an impressive view of the Hudson river,” I asked myself, What floor are the ad sales people on?
“They can’t change the fact that they’re making processed products so they have to use these other tricks to pretend,” said Michele Simon, a public health lawyer and author of “Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back.”
Sites on the web are defined by their webness – they hardly ever exist in isolation. You can reach them directly through the URLs you enter, but I think most of us access webpages through hyperlinks way more frequently. The pages almost always contain links of their own. Links are in many ways the markers of the presence of pages in the most fundamental sense.
So what does it mean when those links decay?
Rocky Horror shadow casts with plus-size performers reenacting the scantily-clad antics of the film would certainly seem to portray a positive body relationship, and those involved in these communities are nothing but enthusiastic about their experiences.