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  • 21 November 2011

    Financial Times

    Identity and the internet: From pixels to persona

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger talks to the Financial Times about anonymity and the enforcement of 'real names' policies: "It's built on the false analogy that in the real world you only have one identity."

  • 18 November 2011

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    Oxford B-School's New 1+1 MBA Program

    Oxford University is in the final stage of approval of a 1+1 programme, which will enable students to study an Oxford specialist master's degree - such as the OII's MSc in Social Science of the Internet - and an MBA in two years

  • 16 November 2011

    New Scientist

    Supreme Court case shows confusion over GPS tracking

    Is the use of GPS tracking devices without a warrant an unacceptable intrusion, or just another crime-fighting tool? As the US Supreme court considers the question, a profusion of GPS jammers risks creation of GPS–free zones. Ian Brown comments.

  • 14 November 2011

    Financial Times

    Oxford seeks to widen MBA appeal

    Oxford University is in the final stage of approval of a 1+1 programme, which will enable students to study an Oxford specialist master's degree - such as the OII's MSc in Social Science of the Internet - and an MBA in two years.

  • 13 November 2011

    Huffington Post

    Wikipedia Language Maps Created By Oxford Internet Institute's Mark Graham

    "Mark Graham led a team of researchers who broke down Wikipedia's geotagged articles by language and examined the global scope of the encyclopedia. They plotted these data onto maps of the world to show the spread of languages within the encyclopedia."

  • 11 November 2011

    European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

    Life-logging and online personal data; the effects on privacy, economy, society and people's psychology; in new report; "To log or not to log?"

    Ian Brown is an author of the EU's cyber security agency ENISA's report on the future impact of life-logging and online personal data: "To log or not to log? Risks and benefits of emerging life-logging technologies".

  • 11 November 2011

    The Irish Times

    The Power to Erase the Past

    "I am more convinced than ever that forgetting is a needed solution" says Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, as governments and companies take up the issues of digital remembering raised in his award winning book, Delete.

  • 11 November 2011

    Guardian Datablog

    The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped

    What happens if you map every geotagged Wikipedia article - and then analyse it for language use? A team of Oxford University researchers has found out.

  • 11 November 2011

    Guardian Datablog

    The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped

    What happens if you map every geotagged Wikipedia article - and then analyse it for language use? A team of Oxford University researchers has found out.

  • 11 November 2011

    Gizmodo US

    This Map Shows the World of Wikipedia Broken Down by Languages

    "Ever wondered if anyone outside your redneck little town writes about it on Wikipedia? Or if anyone has ever written about Australia in Arabic? Guess no longer, because someone's worked it out for you."

  • 3 November 2011

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Oxford University Teaching Awards for OII Faculty

    We are extremely pleased to announce that three members of the OII teaching faculty are to receive awards from the University of Oxford, in recognition of their excellent contributions to the department's teaching over the past year.

  • 31 October 2011

    Oxford Today

    60 seconds with Bernie Hogan

    The Oxford Alumni magazine interviews Bernie Hogan about social network sites and online relationships. He says the next step is to make the online world as natural as walking into a room full of friends.

  • 31 October 2011

    BBC Radio 4

    Click On

    As protest throughout the world is on the rise, so online activism is increasing. Joss Wright discusses hactivism and how it might affect the development of the Internet and government responses on Radio 4 (from 24:15 on the iPlayer clock).

  • 31 October 2011

    Economic and Social Research Council

    Fibre-optic hopes for East Africa

    Mark Graham interviewed on East African broadband: "The arrival of fibre-optic cables has been generally perceived as a hugely transformative event. There seems to be a lot of optimism that East African businesses will now be able to compete globally".

  • 31 October 2011

    University of Southampton

    Professor Dame Wendy Hall honoured by Oxford Internet Institute

    Southampton University celebrates the "Internet and Society Award" presented to Dame Wendy Hall as part of the OII's 10th anniversary celebrations in September. The award honours Dame Wendy's pioneering work as a computer scientist.

  • 28 October 2011

    BBC Radio West Midlands

    Internet dating increasingly used by middle-aged

    Bernie Hogan was interviewed by BBC Radio West Midlands morning news show about his study into online dating as part of the BBC "Give an Hour" initiative to help people online (from 42:00 on the iPlayer clock).

  • 24 October 2011

    Gazeta Wyborcza

    Prof. Dutton: ''Next Generation Internet Users'' w sieci szukają głównie rozrywki i multimediów Więcej

    William Dutton discusses findings from the 2011 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) at the 2011 World Internet Project (WIP) meeting in Poland.

  • 20 October 2011

    Oxford Mail

    Pioneering Internet Institute marks 10th anniversary

    Outgoing OII Director Bill Dutton is interviewed on the occasion of OII's 10th anniversary: "The internet has exceeded what anybody could have imagined. It is not just changing how we know what we know, but what we know and even who we know."

  • 19 October 2011

    Broadband Choice

    Study finds half of web users go online via mobile devices

    The characteristics of 'new generation users' of the Internet as revealed in the 2011 Oxford Internet Surveys are highlighted on the broadband website. They visit multiple locations, utilise several difference devices and contribute content.

  • 17 October 2011

    University of Oxford

    Are you a Next Generation User of the Internet?

    The OxIS 2011 survey shows that nearly half of Internet users in Britain are 'Next Generation Users', who routinely access the Internet on the move using portable devices - more than double the proportion in 2007.

  • 17 October 2011

    Oxford Internet Institute

    The Internet in Britain, 2011: Topline Findings from the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS)

    Topline findings from the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) 2011 Report: "Next Generation Users: The Internet in Britain 2011", presenting data on British access, use and attitudes to the Internet 2003-2011.

  • 14 October 2011

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Call for Papers: Policy and Internet Special Issue on Online Collective Action and Policy Change

    Policy and Internet, the first major peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal investigating the impact of the Internet on public policy, invites submissions for a special issue on Online Collective Action and Policy Change to be published in January 2013.

  • 13 October 2011

    Der Standard

    Augenmaß im Umgang mit Hackern

    Interviewed with Anke Domscheidt, a German open-data evangelist, Professor Mayer-Schönberger said that whilst we must accept that hackers break laws, we must retain a sense of proportion, reacting with calmness rather than over-aggressive vigilance.

  • 11 October 2011

    Wired

    A networked world needs a 'Fifth Estate'

    Bill Dutton on the 'Fifth Estate,' an independent forum analogous to the press, enabled by the web, comprising networked individuals: a new way to increase democratic accountability but also vulnerable to those who want to undermine it.

  • 8 October 2011

    Cherwell

    Oxford Internet Institute creates zombie awareness map: Zombie-related internet activity surveyed across the world

    Cherwell features the OII's zombie awareness map, part of the OII visualisation series. Mark Graham comments "Broadly speaking I am interested in the geography of information. I'm also a big fan of (or terrified of) zombies".