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  • Smart CitiesSmart Cities 21 Jul 2016 14:06PM

    A simple trick for drawing pseudo-geographical networks

    Not all networks have geographic information (e.g., friendship networks, hyperlink networks, etc.). However, for networks that do have geographic data (such as networks of commuting or migration), geography can be a powerful way to position the nodes in a visualization. Geographic position allows viewers to interpret the network in a geographical [...]

  • Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities

    Pokémon Go is currently taking the world by storm. The game uses smartphones to overlay the material world with digital elements, encouraging users to travel around to different places in order to progress in the game. The addictive gameplay has… Continue Reading → [...]

  • Mark GrahamMark Graham 13 Jul 2016 10:37AM

    Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities

    Pokémon Go is currently taking the world by storm. The game uses smartphones to overlay the material world with digital elements, encouraging users to travel around to different places in order to progress in the game.The addictive gameplay has led to police departments warning people that they should be more careful about revealing their [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 5 Jul 2016 13:56PM

    Watch out for the Brexit bots

    Our #Brexit work was featured in the Quartz piece “Watch Out for the Brexit Bots” on June 22, 2016: From over 313,000 accounts sampled, a third of the tweets—half a million—came from less than 1% of the accounts, according to researchers Philip Howard and Bence Kollanyi. No human can manually […] [...]

  • Interview from ‘Shaping the New World of Work’ conference

    A short video interview that I did about digital labour markets at the ETUI conference on ‘Shaping the New World of Work’. [...]

  • Geonet ProjectGeonet Project 5 Jul 2016 10:12AM

    Interview from ‘Shaping the New World of Work’ conference

    A short video interview that I did about digital labour markets at the ETUI conference on ‘Shaping the New World of Work’. [...]

  • Mark GrahamMark Graham 5 Jul 2016 10:12AM

    A short video interview that I did about digital labour markets...

    A short video interview that I did about digital labour markets at the ETUI conference on ‘Shaping the New World of Work’.  [...]

  • SDP BlogSDP Blog 4 Jul 2016 10:35AM

    Take a Chance In Presenting

    By: Jenny Korn “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Congratulations! You got into OII, and you’re gonna make memories, for sure. One of those memories might involve your (mandatory) presentation during your two weeks in the OII SDP. Now that you’re here, what kind of presentation are you going to […] [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 30 Jun 2016 02:33AM

    Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

    Our work on Brexit Bots was featured in “Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote” on the website for the New Scientist: Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social media accounts that might [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 30 Jun 2016 02:31AM

    Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

    Our work on Brexit Bots was featured in “Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote” on the website for the New Scientist: Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social […] [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 23 Jun 2016 01:12AM

    These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote

    Our paper on Brexit Bots was featured in “These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote” on CNBC: Automated social media accounts are being used by both sides in the Brexit debate, a new report shows, with some experts fearing that a sudden surge in activity by the “bots” could influence the […] [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 23 Jun 2016 01:12AM

    These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote

    Our paper on Brexit Bots was featured in “These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote” on CNBC: Automated social media accounts are being used by both sides in the Brexit debate, a new report shows, with some experts fearing that a sudden surge in activity by the “bots” could influence the referendum vote. [...]

  • Political BotsPolitical Bots 21 Jun 2016 19:08PM

    Three Research Appointments in Computational Social Science

    We are looking for three talented researchers to join our team of computational social scientists at Oxford.  Ideally, we’d like to have one person interested in the sociology of algorithmic production, another interested in the policy implications of bots, and another in the computational analysis of political bots and botnets. The full job [...]

  • Phil HowardPhil Howard 21 Jun 2016 18:51PM

    Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

    Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on public policy issues, [...]

  • Vyacheslav PolonskiVyacheslav Polonski 21 Jun 2016 00:32AM

    How #CatsAgainstBrexit could’ve saved the EU

    Analysing the Internet’s response to the EU referendum debateContinue reading on Medium » [...]

  • Taha YasseriTaha Yasseri 20 Jun 2016 21:30PM

    Underestangin voters’ information seeking behaiviour

    Jonathan and I recently published a paper titled “Wikipedia traffic data and electoral prediction: towards theoretically informed models“ in EPJ Data Science. In this article we examine the possibility of predicting election results by analysing Wikipedia traffic going to different articles related to the parties involved in the [...]

  • Vyacheslav PolonskiVyacheslav Polonski 20 Jun 2016 18:36PM

    #Nofilter debate: Brexit campaigners still dominate on Instagram

    How the EU referendum debate is playing out on social mediaContinue reading on Medium » [...]

  • Mark GrahamMark Graham 17 Jun 2016 15:19PM

    Mapping the EU Referendum on Twitter

    With the British Eu Referendum vote looming, we decided to take a look at what the sentiment for the remain vs. the leave vote looks like on Twitter. The map above takes all geotagged tweets that were sent in great Britain between April 15 and June 14 and filters them by pro-leave hashtags (#leave, #britainout, #voteleave, #betteroffout, #no2eu) [...]

  • Big Data and Human DevelopmentBig Data and Human Development 10 Jun 2016 10:40AM

    Symposium on Big Data and Human Development

    We are happy to announce a two-day symposium (Sept 15-16) that we are running in Oxford on the topic of big data and human development. This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development. This symposium will also serve […] [...]

  • Anne-Marie OostveenAnne-Marie Oostveen 8 Jun 2016 15:23PM

    Unravelling privacy protection: Understanding the use of encryption in society

    Encryption is used to prevent unauthorised access to information. Online, users encounter encryption often without noticing, as it protects the transmission of many websites or emails in the background. With regard to intentionally protecting the content of data and more specifically emails, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and its open-source [...]