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  • 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


    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


    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


    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'.

  • 15 August 2012

    Bloomberg TV

    Inside the Internet's Most Important Building

    Ian Brown talks about London's Internet Exchange, a keystone of Internet structure linking 50 different countries and three continents.

  • 14 August 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Political Protest, Big Data, IGF, SDP, Webcasts

    "Despite all the buzz currently surrounding 'Big Data', little is in fact known about its potential for advancing social science research. We are therefore very pleased to have secured funding from the Sloan Foundation for a multi-year project (...)"

  • 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.