Oxford Internet Institute
Social Media Access and Use
Has social media disrupted the status quo in terms of power and influence? Helen Margetts speaks at a British Library event on the myths and realities of social media: new democracy or mass deception? (Monday 17 June)
Geolocation of Twitter Content
How reliable are the key methods used to determine language and location of content in Twitter? New paper by M.Graham and S.Hale: Geolocation and Language Identification in Twitter, in The Professional Geographer (in press).
Call for Papers: Biometrics
IJICTHD is calling for papers for a special issue on the Social and Ethical Implications of Biometric Technology. Guest Editor: Anne-Marie Oostveen. Deadline: 1 November 2013.
Ian Brown discusses the real-world consequences of NSA surveillance and "big data" approaches (the Guardian); Viktor Mayer-Schönberger discusses the consequences for Internet companies that trade on trust (the Guardian).
Sandra González-Bailón writes about the dynamics of information diffusion in the Turkish protests; how social media can be used to recruit, mobilise and coordinate protesters without the infrastructure of formal organizations.
Connectivity and Business Process Outsourcing in Kenya
New paper by Mark Graham and Laura Mann: Technological and Conceptual Connectivity in Kenya's BPO and Software Development Sectors, in Elec. J. Info. Sys. Dev. Countries 56(2) 1-19.
Thursday 19 September 2013
Speakers: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Professor Helen Margetts and Dr Taha Yasseri
Friday 8 November 2013 19:00 - 22:00
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Last updated on: 15 January 2013