Johan Bollen

Oct. 08, 2010

Tracking Truthy Ideas

Information spreads quickly online. A new project seeks to map the spread of ideas on services such as Twitter and help identify artificially-created memes.Want to participate in an mini-experiment? Tweet using the key words '#truthy, @scifri, and @truthy

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\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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