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Picking the Brains of Strangers Helps Make Sense of Online Information

May 7, 2012

computing graphic People who have already sifted through online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks without ever directly communicating with them, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research have demonstrated. Full Story

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