Interactive design patterns of YouTube

In this blog post I aim to analyze design patterns and structure of YouTube, in order to understand effects on the social behavior among its users. According to the statistics supplied by YouTube, “more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month”.  I believe this is evidence to well-designed network structure. Additionally, YouTube’s data…

Mining treasure in user data

Data mining is related to machine learning, information retrieval, statistics, databases, and even data visualization. As Geoffrey Barbier,and Huan Liu quoted,data mining is defined as: . . .”data processing using sophisticated data search capabilities and statistical algorithms to discover patterns and correlations in large preexisting databases; a way to discover new meaning in data” [1]…

CRABster: From Paper to Screen

It’s been more than a month since CRABster team (@jmasvoulas , @zigenculten and @giuliapunktv ) started actively working on the mobile application. And now we finally can say that the beta-version of our application is ready to be presented! Interestingly, as we wrote before, our original idea and core concept have not changed for the last month,…

The online UFO community

The term UFO, or unidentified flying object, was officially created by the United States Air Force in 1953. [1] It has always been an interesting subject, and because of its mysterious nature it gives rise to many controversial discussions and studies. The development of online communities gives users greater convenience to share their UFO experience…