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  • 8 November 2012

    The Atlantic

    The Greatest Bond Villain of All: Technology

    In the recently released Bond Film, Skyfall, the villain is a lone hacker using technology as a tool and a threat.  OII student Sara Marie Watson explores the tensions in the film between technology as a force for good and evil.  

  • 8 November 2012

    The Guardian

    Wikipedia buzz predicts blockbuster movies' takings weeks before release

    Patterns of activity on Wikipedia can predict the opening box office takings of blockbuster movies a month before they are released, according to Taha Yasseri and his colleagues who built the mathematical model to correlate data.

  • 7 November 2012

    MIT Technology Review

    Now Wikipedia used to predict movie box office revenues

    Patterns of activity on Wikipedia can predict the opening box office takings of blockbuster movies a month before they are released, according to Taha Yasseri and his colleagues who built the mathematical model to correlate data.

  • 7 November 2012

    Wired UK

    Wikipedia data could be used to predict box office success

    Patterns of activity on Wikipedia can predict the opening box office takings of blockbuster movies a month before they are released, according to Taha Yasseri and his colleagues who built the mathematical model to correlate data.

  • 6 November 2012

    Syracuse.com

    Election 2012: Twitter map predicts presidential race results

    A map of the origins of tweets referencing either Obama or Romney in the month leading up to the US presidential elections predicted the outcome. 

  • 6 November 2012

    Huffington Post Technology (US)

    Twitter Map Predicts 2012 Presidential Election: Will It Be Right?

    A map of the origins of tweets referencing either Obama or Romney in the month leading up to the US presidential elections predicted the outcome. 

  • 4 November 2012

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Double Take

    Mark Graham talks to Radio 5 Live about the role of social media in spreading information during a crisis.

  • 2 November 2012

    Huffington Post Politics, UK

    Invasion of the Silver Sidekicks: Communicating With the Senior Citizen

    The Oxford Internet Survey 2011 findings on the number of people over the age of 65 who use the Internet  is referenced in an article on why government needs to think about the needs of the elderly when forming policy.

  • 31 October 2012

    Guardian Datablog

    What can Twitter tell us about Hurricane Sandy flooding? Visualised

    Mark Graham, with help from an OII team, collected tweets mentioning flooding to examine how twitter usage might reflect lived experiences of Hurricane Sandy. The resulting visualisation shows where US tweets originated over the crucial two days.

  • 27 October 2012

    The Economist

    Paper Cuts: Paperless polling stations are unfashionable, but internet voting is on its way

    Enthusiasm for electronic voting machines is waning although they are still useful in poorer places.  Internet voting however is becoming more widespread.  Anne-Marie-Oostveen comments on difficulties of verifying electronic tallies.

  • 27 October 2012

    The Economist

    The new local

    The physical and the digital world are becoming increasingly intertwined.  The smartphone allows easy online exploration of physical surroundings.  A paper by Mark Graham and others which imagines a digital 'Ulysses' through Dublin is quoted.

  • 27 October 2012

    The Economist

    The world in your pocket

    Mark Graham's work on the geoweb, online information used by digital mapmakers,  is highlighted in an article about how digital maps are created. The geoweb is thickest in the Nordic countries and thinnest in the poorest areas.

  • 26 October 2012

    The Guardian

    NYT's little problem in big China

    When the New York Times accused the family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao of accumulating massive wealth the authorities closed down the Chinese language site.  However Bill Dutton says it is more a symbolic reaction than a political stance.

  • 26 October 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Award Winners, Big Data, Lapsed Users, Teaching, Webcasts, Events

    "We are now a few weeks into the new term, with 26 new students on the MSc in Social Science of the Internet and five new DPhil students settling into the department. The application process has now started for 2013 entry, and we will be (...)"

  • 19 October 2012

    Tages Anzeiger

    Das ghadenlose Gedächtnis

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s ground breaking work on the right to forget is referred to in an article about the ‘unforgiving memory’ in the German language magazine Tages Anzeiger .

  • 10 October 2012

    BBC Technology

    Barak Obama Facebook campaign sees 'likes' soar

    Both candidates in the US Presidential race are using social media heavily to promote their cause. Commenting on evidence that this is not welcome to many voters, Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon says they must be wary of intruding on private digital lives.

  • 1 October 2012

    Corriere della sera

    Siamo tutti cartografi

    Mark Graham is quoted in an article about geomapping, explaining how digital maps are created and the discrepancies between the richest and poorest countries.

  • 1 October 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Yonatan Moskowitz is Awarded the 2012 OII MSc Thesis Prize

    Masters student Yonatan Moskowitz has received the 2012 OII MSc thesis prize for his thesis which analyses the broader negative social consequences of giving away personal information.

  • 28 September 2012

    CNN

    Cell phone culture: How cultural differences affect mobile use

    What is common practice in one culture is bad manners in another. In Japan phones are always switched off in the cinema but in Africa, according to Abdullahi Arabo, the only place where people don't pick up a mobile phone is the mosque or church.

  • 27 September 2012

    Zeit Online

    Das Netz vergisst doch

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger's recommendation that the 'right to be forgotten' be incorporated in EU regulation is referred to in an article on Internet data retention and loss.

  • 16 September 2012

    BBC World Service

    In the Balance: Are we all smartphone users now?

    Mark Graham and others discussed whether increased connectivity changes lives and if business people must have smartphones. The panel agreed that connectivity does change lives but was less convinced about smartphones, especially in Africa.

  • 14 September 2012

    Die Zeit

    Bettina Wulff v Google. Neutrale Suchergebnisse sind eine Fiktion

    Germany’s former first lady is suing Google after searches for her name reinforced rumours about her private life. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is interviewed by Zeit online on why the concept of neutral search results is a fiction.

  • 27 August 2012

    Speigel

    Fur das Vergessen

    Max Mosley is suing Google in an attempt to get intimate pictures of him, removed from the site.  Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, authority on forgetting in a digital age was asked for an expert opinion. Filters can and should be installed he says.

  • 21 August 2012

    Livescience.

    Can Wikipedia predict the future of box office hits?

    Patterns of activity on Wikipedia can predict the opening box office takings of blockbuster movies a month before they are released, according to Taha Yasseri and his colleagues who built the mathematical model to correlate data

  • 20 August 2012

    BBC Radio 1

    UK 'too heavy-handed' with Twitter and online trolls

    In the aftermath of an abusive tweet aimed at UK Olympic diver, Tom Daley, Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1 took a look at reactions in the UK and other countries to online trolls. Bernie Hogan said the UK is 'incredibly heavy handed'.