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Science of the World Wide Web

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Science  11 Nov 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6313, pp. 703-704
DOI: 10.1126/science.aai9150

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Ten years ago, Wikipedia was still in its infancy (and totally dismissed by the establishment), Facebook was still restricted to university users, Twitter was in beta testing, and improving search capabilities was the topic that dominated Web conference research agendas. There were virtually no smartphones, online surveillance of activity and data storage was largely unknown beyond security services, and no one knew that being a data scientist was one day going to be “the sexiest job in the world” (1).