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causation

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Sex ads on Denver Craigslist spike with Democrats' arrival

Correlation or causation? You decide: as Democrats gathered in Denver, sex-wanted ads increased roughly 70 percent to 80 percent on Craigslist.

By August 28, 2008

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What do cheese and Nicolas Cage films have in common?

A site charts some astonishing -- yet hopefully irrelevant -- correlations, hence showing the limits of apparent logic.

By May 12, 2014

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Twitter a driver for television ratings, study finds

That's the word from Nielsen, which found that the more Twitter activity there is surrounding a show, the higher its ratings. At the same time, the Nielsen study showed that popular shows spawn tweets.

By August 6, 2013

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Twitter hires former Google exec to tune in on entertainment

Jennifer Prince, who joins Twitter Monday, will focus on getting TV and movie marketers to advertise on the social network.

By August 19, 2013

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Facebook courts ad dollars with social data on TV shows

Facebook will share data with the four major US television networks in hopes of attracting more advertising dollars, reports The Wall Street Journal.

By September 30, 2013

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Talk on Twitter corresponds to higher TV ratings

A new Nielsen study shows a correlation between people tweeting about a certain TV show and an increase in that show's ratings.

By March 20, 2013

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Pharmacy sends customer brilliant e-mail from Zombie future

A customer of Canada's Shoppers Drug Mart wonders why he is getting someone else's mail from the pharmacy. He asks whether it might have been intended for someone from the future. He receives a reply that stops him dead.

By June 5, 2013

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Violent video games and aggression: A cumulative effect?

An Ohio State University study suggests that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.

By December 10, 2012

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RIAA condemns research that shines positive light on pirates

Research that suggests torrent users spend more money on music than the average consumer has been branded by the RIAA as "misleading."

By November 14, 2012

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Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By June 27, 2011