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  • 8 March 2013

    Washington Post

    Wonkbook: Is Washington suddenly working?

    Washington Post's morning policy news primer notes the Wall Street Journal report that quotes from Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data, on the financial bonanza of Big Data.

  • 7 March 2013

    Wall Street Journal

    The Financial Bonanza of Big Data

    Vast troves of information are manipulated and monetized, yet companies have a hard time assigning value to it. The authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think look at the implications of Big Data for business.

  • 6 March 2013

    The Globe and Mail

    Social Studies

    The facts and arguments column in The Globe and Mail quotes the prediction in Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data that data-driven decisions are poised to augment or overrule human argument.

  • 5 March 2013

    The Boston Globe

    'Big Data' by Mayer-Schönberger and Cukier

    The Globe’s review of Big Data concludes that Mayer-Schönberger and Cukier offer up some sensible suggestions on how we can have the blessings of big data and our freedoms, too.

  • 4 March 2013

    Little love as dating websites face complaints over contracts

    The European Consumer Centre in Dublin has seen a rise in the number of complaints since 2011 as more Irish singles use Internet dating sites.  The report refers to the OII report 'Me, My Spouse and the Internet.'

  • 3 March 2013

    The Observer

    Beware the Call of Siren servers: Two views of the Internet data explosion give contrasting visions of the future

    John Kampfner reviews Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data, noting that the authors prefer to focus on the value of Big Data rather than the dangers.

  • 3 March 2013


    What's to be Done about Big Data?

    In an interview with the authors of Big Data, Gil Press says that the book is an excellent introduction for a general audience to this hot topic of conversation and provides a launch pad for a much-needed conversation about Big Data.

  • 28 February 2013

    Straits Times

    Sad if no ethics in social media

    In a speech at an event during Malaysia's Social Media Week, PM Datuk Seri Naji Razak referred to Mark Graham's work on Twitter usage as evidence that Malaysia stands out as a forward looking country.

  • 27 February 2013

    The Malaysian Insider

    Najib: Election 2013 first social media election

    The Malaysian Prime Minister has predicted that the forthcoming election will be Malaysia's first social media election.  He quoted research by Mark Graham which indicated that Malaysia and Brazil have very high levels of Twitter use.

  • 22 February 2013


    Succes før premieren

    On the eve of the Oscar ceremony, Danish paper Weekendavisen interviews Taha Yasseri whose work on Wikipedia can predict the success of films up to a month pre-release.

  • 20 February 2013

    BBC Radio Oxford

    James Cannon, BBC Radio Oxford

    Dr Taha Yasseri talks to BBC Oxford about how conflicting viewpoints that appear online can be resolved on a collaborative platform like Wikipedia.

  • 20 February 2013

    University of Oxford

    Mathematical model 'describes' how online conflicts are resolved

    Researchers have produced a mathematical model to describe how conflicting opinions are resolved over articles that appear on Wikipedia, the collaboratively-edited encyclopaedia.

  • 18 February 2013

    DW Akademie

    Tweets help visualise information density of African cities

    'Cities have become both digital and digitized' says Mark Graham whose work on geocoded tweets in African cities is answering questions on his research for Deutsche Welle Akademie.

  • 15 February 2013

    Jeune Afrique

    Réseaux sociaux: les capitales africaines de Twitter, quartier par quartier

    Francophone African news site reports on Mark Graham’s datamaps of tweets from key African cities and features every one of the maps, noting comparisons between predominantly French speaking and English speaking cities.

  • 14 February 2013

    The Guardian Data Store

    Mapping Tweets in Africa

    Who uses Twitter in Africa? Where are they based?  The Guardian Data Store says that Mark Graham’s datamaps of tweets from key African cities provide a unique insight.

  • 14 February 2013


    The Urbanist: A weekly look at the people and ideas shaping our urban lives. Maps.

    Monocle's editor Andrew Tuck interviews Mark Graham about maps. Episode 70 (14 February)

  • 12 February 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    'The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies': New Book from the Oxford Internet Institute (Ed. William Dutton)

    The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied, and the future research agenda.

  • 11 February 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: New Projects, Summer Doctoral Programme, Events, Webcasts

    "We are delighted to announce that Google will be supporting a number of OII projects over the next three years, as well as an MSc scholarship. With four new faculty positions also in the process of being filled, this latest expansion will allow us ..."

  • 6 February 2013

    The Atlantic

    How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World

    In this in-depth article, Mark Graham discusses the different ways we can think about and study the digital information about real-world places in the geoweb.

  • 29 January 2013


    The 21 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier

    College Connect, an app that visualizes social networks to help lower income students find better and more successful routes to university, is one of the winners of the College Knowledge Challenge. It was developed by an OII-MSU team.

  • 25 January 2013


    Big data and the death of the theorist

    Mark Graham is skeptical about on the death of the scientific theory at the hands of big data analysis: "when talking about 'big data' and the humanities, there will always be things that are left unsaid, things that haven't been measured or codified".

  • 25 January 2013

    New Scientist

    Uncharted territory: Where digital maps are leading us

    The problem with many digital maps is that it is difficult to know how they have been curated - and who, what and where is left out. And the map-making choices made by the likes of Google or Microsoft are often unclear, says Mark Graham.

  • 23 January 2013

    College Knowledge Challenge

    Congratulations to the 20 Winners of the College Knowledge Challenge!

    College Connect, an app that visualizes social networks to help lower income students find better and more successful routes to university, is one of the winners of the College Knowledge Challenge. It was developed by an OII-MSU team.

  • 15 January 2013

    The Guardian

    Early career researchers making their own luck – with help from the Internet

    Kathryn Eccles opens the Guardian series for early career academics with an article on how her career went from part-time history teaching to digital humanist after she worked on a research project at the OII.

  • 12 January 2013

    The Economist

    Chips off the old block

    An increasing range of child-tracking devices designed to protect children are being offered to parents.  But Anne-Marie Oostveen points out that accidents are more likely than assault and these devices won’t stop a child falling in a river.