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  • 10 August 2012

    BBC News

    Open-source project to get gadgets talking via the net

    Commenting on Webinos, an open-source platform which allows digital devices to communicate with each other, Ian Brown points out that many open-source projects don't attract a community. Just because anyone can look doesn't mean they will, he says.

  • 9 August 2012

    Consumer Focus

    Regulation in the digital age

    Head of Sustainability and Consumer Futures at Consumer Focus, the statutory Consumer Champion, blogs about digital regulation and introduces a video by Ian Brown highlighting the fast changes in the digital world and the implications for regulators.

  • 1 August 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Geography, Big Data, and Augmented Realities

    New digital dimensions of place profoundly affect the ways that we interact with our urban environments. Dr Mark Graham leads a research project to interrogate these virtual layers of the city, asking what they are, where they are, and why they matter.

  • 31 July 2012

    Daily Telegraph

    London 2012 Olympics: the first Twitter Games opens debate of athletes using social media

    Olympic athletes have been interacting with sports fans and the general public via social media and in particular Twitter. But there is divided opinion among athletes and coaches as to the benefits. Mark Graham comments.

  • 31 July 2012

    The Atlantic

    Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0%

    OII MSc students Alexander Furnas and Devin Gaffney find that it is virtually impossible that the former governor's recent spike in Twitter followers resulted from normal activity on the social network.

  • 29 July 2012

    Sunday Times Magazine

    What's eating Google?

    Google's influence over our online lives is waning as more people turn to mobile phones and tablets in place of laptops. Ian Brown is quoted in an in-depth feature on the company and possible threats to its future.

  • 23 July 2012

    BBC UK China

    Class of 2020

    A report on rising numbers of Asian graduates refers to the OII Geographies of the World's knowledge maps and quotes Viktor Mayer-Schönberger saying that the distinct geography of the information age will be about universities and innovation.

  • 22 July 2012

    The Observer

    Cloud control is key to the future of the Internet

    The Oxford Internet Surveys are the only studies that come anywhere near OfCom's annual communications report market says John Naughton. Among findings he notes, is a significant rise in smartphone use and in internet access among 65–74 year olds.

  • 19 July 2012

    BBC News

    Rural Chinese get online as mobile overtakes desktop

    Mobile phones are now the most common way for people in China to connect with the Internet. These findings are consistent with the trend noted in other parts of the world says Bill Dutton. "We're moving to what we call next-generation users."

  • 17 July 2012

    The Atlantic

    Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

    Coverage of an OII map of the geography of Klout, the online service that attempts to gauge social media influence. The map was produced as part of OII research on the geography of Twitter.

  • 12 July 2012

    Open Science

    On the Frontlines of Wikipedia's 'Editorial Wars'

    Three distinct developmental patterns for overall behaviour in 'editorial wars' in Wikipedia are defined in a paper by Taha Yasseri, and discussed in the open-science blog.

  • 11 July 2012

    BBC News

    End of empire for Western universities?

    The BBC features an OII map demonstrating continuing Western cultural dominance in an article on the rapid increase in graduates from China and India. Victor Mayer-Schönberger discusses the knowledge imbalance.

  • 7 July 2012

    The Economist

    Wires Crossed

    An Economist article on tighter web regulation quotes Ian Brown's that the proposals to allow citizens to pursue web users who libel anonymously may mean that sites collect more personal information from their users.

  • 6 July 2012


    US tops Twitter Chart

    The on-line magazine for corporate communicators reports the research by Mark Graham and Monica Stephens into the origin of Twitter users. Mark's comments on the OII website about the usefulness of Twitter are quoted.

  • 6 July 2012

    Huffington Post (USA)

    Where Tweets are born: the top countries on Twitter

    Mark Graham’s research into the countries that use Twitter most shows that citizens in the US use Twitter more than any other country, followed by Brazil, Indonesia and the UK.

  • 5 July 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Big Data, Mapping, Policy Impact, Webcasts, Teaching

    "Welcome to the new-look OII newsletter! We hope you like the change to this new format, which should provide you with even more information about our research, policy and teaching activities; feedback is always very welcome (...)"

  • 5 July 2012

    Daily Mail

    Tweeting all over the world

    The Daily Mail reports details of OII research into the origin of tweets. Mark Graham is extensively quoted on how he and fellow researcher Monica Stephens went about collecting data and mapping the results.

  • 5 July 2012


    Where the World's Tweets Come From, Vizualised.

    Report of the research by Mark Graham and Monica Stephens into the origins of Tweets worldwide.

  • 4 July 2012

    Guardian Data-Store

    Church vs beer: using Twitter to map regional differences in US culture

    The Guardian Data Store featured one of Mark Graham's visualisations which used geolocated Tweets to gauge differences in culture across the US. The most tweets including 'beer' came from San Francisco and the most for 'church' from Dallas, Texas.

  • 2 July 2012

    BBC News

    Give an Hour: Revealing the habits of new web users

    Since October 2011, 350,000 new users have been encouraged online through the Give an Hour campaign. Bill Dutton talks about what people are looking for on the Internet and how younger and older people share some common online interests.

  • 2 July 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Prestigious Scholarships for OII Students

    We are very pleased to announce that a large number of our incoming students have won prestigious scholarships.

  • 29 June 2012

    Business Week

    Mission Possible: Self-Destructing Messages and Photos

    A new mobile app allows users to make their messages, photos and videos self-destruct. This technology recognises the argument made by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger in his book Delete that forgetting should be the rule not the exception.

  • 29 June 2012


    Where Do the World's Tweets Come From?

    The OII visualization 'A Geography of Twitter' is a good illustration of how wide is the Twitter world says Rebecca Rosen. Authors Mark Graham and Monica Stephens suggest Twitter might allow democratization of information sharing and production.

  • 28 June 2012

    Greens/European Free Alliance

    Data Protection for the Digital Age

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger's ground-breaking work on forgetting and remembering in the digital age is informing policy-making at international level. His speech at the European Parliament hearing on data protection regulation is available on video.

  • 25 June 2012

    Science 2.0

    Can Wikipedia teach us about conflict resolution?

    Part of the openness model of Wikipedia has led to 'edit wars' when anonymous 'editors' disagree with each other. Taha Yasseri's work examining this phenomenon features in Science 2.0.