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“Studies like this allow us to understand the nuances of everyday 21st century life. We live in such an outrage, celebrity-driven culture today that it’s easy to forget that most of us are just focused on going about our business: eating, commuting, working, complaining. We document more of it on social media than we realize. This technology allows us to read the story of our society – as it’s being written, right before our eyes.”

-Mayank Kejriwal, Research Assistant Professor, USC Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

How do online conversations differ between New Yorkers and Angelenos? A USC Viterbi team of computer scientists and industrial and systems engineers used natural language processing to find out. Check out the full article below to see their findings.

Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process.

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