RT @kennardmatt@twitter.com

Happy 93rd birthday Noam Chomsky. He's inspired millions of people around the world, me included, to pick apart the useful ideologies that power uses to justify itself. He's a one-off. A moral and intellectual giant.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/kennardmatt/status

RT @jacobin@twitter.com

Happy 93rd birthday to Noam Chomsky, one of the greatest and most principled public intellectuals the American left has ever produced.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/jacobin/status/146

More formally, a partition is informative if its knowledge can be used to *compress* the network, i.e. describe it with fewer bits than if we did not know it.

Below is an example of a compressive problem instance.

Looks familiar? This is the kind of problem we have in mind. 4/9

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But what does "all problem instances" mean? For Leto et al, a problem instance is simply an arbitrary pairing of a network and a partition.

Any network, any partition.

How does such a typical problem instance look like?

We can see one below. 2/9

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RT @NobelPrize@twitter.com

Our first 2021 physics laureate has received his Nobel Prize - Giorgio Parisi was celebrated at a beautiful ceremony in Rome, Italy, this evening.

The rest of the 2021 physics laureates will soon be receiving their Nobel Prizes. Keep following for more!

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/NobelPrize/status/

RT @Gephi@twitter.com

The Gephi code sustainability retreat 2021 ended last week, and it was great for the project.

For a summary of what we've done, check out the report:
gephi.wordpress.com/2021/12/06

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/Gephi/status/14679

RT @gin_bianconi@twitter.com

Enjoy!! "๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ-๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ" ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ ๐Ÿ•!! @CUP_SciEng@twitter.com
cambridge.org/core/elements/hi
For more information see qmul.ac.uk/maths/news-and-even @QMULMaths@twitter.com @QMULSciEng@twitter.com

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/gin_bianconi/statu

I can feel the planet heating...

RT @ucfagls@twitter.com

A beautiful sight, when fitting a BAM to ~4 million rows of data

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/ucfagls/status/146

In the end, it becomes very hard to interpret results obtained in practice. If we randomize empirical networks, we typically find a number of groups that is similar to the original, indicating that this is largely affected by the degree sequence. I.e. lots of noise! 7/11

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Somewhat paradoxically, modularity maximization also systematically *underfits*: it cannot find more than โˆš2E communities, even when there is actual evidence for them. 4/11

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Those in the field know well the problems with modularity.

Arguably, its biggest sin is that it *pretends* to be an inferential method, which tries to find a deviation from a null model.

Alas, it categorically fails, and finds communities even in its own null model. 2/11

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RT @gaveltri@twitter.com

This is an example of the problem of what I mean when I say that we need new forms of segmentation in social research. Socio-demographics variables are not helpful as we tend to think.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/gaveltri/status/14

Diese Helmer...

RT @BMVg_Bundeswehr@twitter.com

Was ist der GroรŸe Zapfenstreich? Welche Bedeutung hat er heute und wo kommt er her?

Bevor es hier losgeht, ein kurzes Erklรคrstรผck :

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/BMVg_Bundeswehr/st

RT @trslzr@twitter.com

@PaintYourDragon@twitter.com @doctorow@twitter.com

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/trslzr/status/1467

Disgusting... Always hated these "enhanced" viewers. I hate them more now.

And when do we get rid of Elsevier?

RT @json_dirs@twitter.com

Of course Elsevier's "enhanced pdf viewer" tracks where you click, view, if you hide the page, etc. and then transmits a big base64 blob of events along with ID from University proxy when you leave. I'm sure straight to SciVal for sale.
Is this the way we want science to work?

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/json_dirs/status/1

RT @rosagilbert@twitter.com

Two years ago British journalists asked Donald Trump to condemn Corbyn for not doing more to fight racism

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/rosagilbert/status

Print it on paper and then burn it.

RT @ivelasq3@twitter.com

Before I learned case_when() ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/ivelasq3/status/14

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