Using social media as a social "telescope"…

My colleague Andrew Crooks new paper on social media is out. The paper is here. He blogs about it here. This is an excellent example of how computational methodologies are transforming the social sciences. I’m pleased to see Krasnow’s Computational Social Science department at the forefront.

Thinking of the US as an OPEC member?

Here’s the story, in today’s FT.

I think this is an extremely big deal. The US foreign policy mindset hasn’t yet grokked this yet, but when it does, it may be parsimonious with the massive DOD recalibration that appears to be coming. It may also help stabilize the US debt issues over the long run.