This TwitterUrlCrawler bot allows you to pull tweets from your feed or other users' timeline and store attached URLs in a Google Spreadsheet. Everything is managed with a Telegram bot, so you only save what is really interesting to your. It has never been easier to keep track of all the interesting URLs on Twitter out there. Check it out!
The File Transfer Protocol, widely know as FTP, serves a prime example of one of the oldest Internet protocols that have initially been designed for smaller-scale purposes, therefore posed major security risks, and have eventually been developed further to account for the unforeseeable scale that the Internet is nowadays working on.
The network shows Neonazi communication on a recently leaked Discord server. Initially design to facilite online gaming, the communication infrastructure has been corrupted to share fascist ideology. Guilds in Discord represent an isolated collection of users and channels, and are often referred to as "servers". Users can participate in several guilds and communicate within channels by exchanging messages.
In their article “The corrosive effect of corruption on trust in politicians: Evidence from a natural experiment”, the authors Macarena Ares and Enrique Hernàndez (2018) statistically exploit the coincidence of the disclosure of the Spanish 2013 Bárcenas corruption scandal during the survey collection for the European Social Survey (ESS). I replicate the paper and find some coding errors.
Adding to the omnipresent discussion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), this paper examines whether spiking US venture capital developed into a dotcom-like AI bubble. Analysing venture capital, patent, and stock market data from 1990 to 2018, the paper finds little evidence for an AI-related bubble. To avoid throwing all caution of AI bubbles to the winds, the paper recommends two policy approaches to take advantage of the development and avoid harmful future bubble spread.
Contributing to counter-racism strategies, this data essay analyses two data sets of survey experiments to give recommendations on how to react to subtly racial messages by the sitting President Donald Trump. The paper finds that pointing racism out works and should hence be done to make voters aware of the socially not acceptable behaviour. Furthermore, the limited impact from a single intervention on binary decisions encourages campaigners to call out repeatedly.