Martina Deplano

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Bots are, for many Web and social media users, the source of many dangerous attacks or the carrier of unwanted messages, such as spam. Nevertheless, crawlers and software agents are a precious tool for analysts, and they are continuously executed to collect data or to test distributed applications. However, no one knows which is the real potential of a bot(More)
Nowadays, smartphones and digital networks are being heavily used as data sources for research on social networks. Our daily experiences, interactions and transactions are recorded thanks to the digital traces that users leave behind their activities, both individual and social. In this work, we describe AiRCacher, a mobile app for virtual geocaching(More)
The spreading of devices and applications that allow people to collect personal information opens new opportunities for user modeling (UM). In this new scenario UM together with personal informatics (PI) can offer a new way for self-monitoring that can provide the users with a sophisticated mirror of their behavior, attitudes and habits and their(More)
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