CSAIL's 16 best Tweets of 2016

CSAIL’s emotion-detection device struck a high note on Twitter this year.
CSAIL’s emotion-detection device struck a high note on Twitter this year.

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The “Dragon Book,” Margaret Hamilton, and the first single-chip CPU topped our Twitter feed this past year, alongside tweets about computer science news, our research, and other topics in coding and programming. We’ve rounded up the top 16 tweets of 2016, determined by number of retweets from our audience of nearly 25,000 followers.

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1. How to accidently break a Skype bot - 982 RTs 


2. RIP Marvin Minsky - 622 RTs

3. Why it's important to teach math - 439 RTs


4. Women program the 1st computer - 389 RTs

5. Dragon Book - 286 RTs

6. First single-chip CPU - 246 RTs

7. What programmers say vs. what they mean - 229 RTs

8. RIP Seymour Papert - 209 RTs


9. Margaret Hamilton wins Presidential Medal of Freedom! - 204 RTs

10. 3 laws of robotics - 196 RTs


11. Happy bday Dennis Ritchie - 191 RTs

12. Wireless emotion detection- 177 RTs


13. Gov’t backdoors  - 175 RTs


14. Joe Fourier - 158 RTs

15. National Dog Day- 159 RTs


16. Obama publishes academic journal article - 156 RTs