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  • 5 September 2013

    noticias de Navarra

    Cristóbal Cobo: 'La madurez digital depende de la capacidad de filtrar información

    In an article reporting Cristobal Cobo's talk to the Civic Parliament of Navarra about 'digital maturity' he noted that there is no clear relationship between the type of technology used and learning outcomes (Spanish)

  • 5 September 2013

    Parlamento de navarra

    Parlamento Cívico. 'Repensando la Competencia digital

    A report of the address by Cristobal Cobo to the Parliament of Navarro reports him as saying that digital competence policies will require rethinking.

  • 4 September 2013

    BBC News, Politics

    First day 'is crucial for success of e-petitions'

    Nearly all e-petitions are doomed to become 'digital dust' say Helen Margetts and colleagues whose work on 'Big Data and Collective Action' is featured in an in-depth article on BBC News online.

  • 24 August 2013

    International Business Times

    Predicting Blockbusters With Wikipedia, New Research May Predict If A Movie Will Flop Or Be A Hit

    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

  • 23 August 2013

    Times of India

    Scientists devise model to predict success of films

    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.

  • 22 August 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Doing the math 'predicts' which movies will be box office hits

    A mathematical model devised by OII researcher Taha Yasseri and his colleagues has proven to be very effective in predicting the box office success of newly-released films by using an analysis of Wikipedia activity.

  • 20 August 2013

    BBC News Online

    Children to have Linkedin profiles

    Bernie Hogan comments on the decision by the networking site, LinkedIn to drop its minimum age for membership from 18 to 13.  He says it will help children differentiate between a public profile for employment and a personal profile.

  • 20 August 2013

    The Economist

    Divorce: A silver lining

    An article about divorce among older people, notes that an OII report soon to be released found that 51% of retired people that use the internet meet people online.

  • 9 August 2013

    BBC News Technology

    The Pirate Bay: BitTorrent site sails to its 10th birthday

    On the 10th anniversary of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website, Ben Zevenbergen contributes to an examination of its legacy commenting on the cultural changes it brought about.  It woke up the cultural world he says.

  • 5 August 2013

    Hbl.fi

    1000 likes för 15 dollars

    Finland’s largest Swedish language daily paper  quotes Vili Lehdonvirta in an article about the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme which exposed the activities of so-called click farms used to artificially indicate approval of a product on social media.

  • 5 August 2013

    The Economist

    Edit wars

    The Economist Graphic Detail column highlights the work of Taha Yasseri and colleagues on Wikipedia’s so-called ‘edit wars’, the most contested subjects which Wikipedia’s editors edit or ‘revert’ the most.

  • 1 August 2013

    Das Kulturradio

    Bei Wikipedia toben Kriege um kontroverse Artikel

    'Wikipedia Wars rage around controversial articles.Berlin’s public radio interviews Taha Yasseri about the work that he has done on contested topics on Wikipedia

  • 1 August 2013

    Pod Academy

    Bitcoin – part 2

    Pod Academy which highlights current research interviewed Vili Lehdonvirta about Bit.coin (both podcast and transcript).

  • 30 July 2013

    The Chronicle Herald

    Despite dark overtones, Big Data a bonus to all

    OII DPhil student Elisabeth Dubois writes about Big Data as Canada’s Dalhousie University launches its Institute for Big Data Analytics.  Despite some genuine concerns about the way it is used, Big Data has a definite upside for us all.

  • 29 July 2013

    Financial Times

    Snowden saga reveals gaps in protection of European data

    Revelations by Edward Snowden expose shortcomings of European data protection laws.  Ian Brown says that whilst, in theory, US authorities might require European based cloud providers to hand over data they would be reluctant to do so

  • 25 July 2013

    Folha de S.Paulo

    Governo deve usar rede social para entender reivindicações, diz cientista política

    Government should use social networking to understand claims says political scientist.  Helen Margetts talks to Brazil’s influential daily paper about online political participation.

  • 24 July 2013

    CNN

    Wiki wars: The 10 most controversial Wikipedia pages

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 19 July 2013

    The Independent

    Bush, Anarchism and Muhammad: The most fought-over Wikipedia articles revealed

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 19 July 2013

    NBC News technology

    George W. Bush, Gypsies, and Jesus: Wikipedia's most controversial articles

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues using editor amendment s across 10 different language sites.  (also covered elsewhere)

  • 16 July 2013

    Business Technology, Daily Telegraph

    Data Privacy: Time for better safeguards against data abuses?

    Taha Yasseri comments on the issues of personal privacy raised by increasing data gathering

  • 16 July 2013

    BBC News Technology

    Topics that spark Wikipedia 'edit wars' revealed

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues. George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 16 July 2013

    Business Technology, Daily Telegraph

    Turning big data into big insights

    An article about the implications of big data quotes Taha Yasseri who believes that as big data analysis develops into a science, professionals will have to consider the ethical issues in the same way as other disciplines.

  • 8 July 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Prestigious Scholarships Awarded to OII Students

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

  • 5 July 2013

    BBC R4

    Last Word

    Bill Dutton pays tribute to ‘gentle, self-effacing’ Doug Engelbart, who died on 3 July. He was a visionary thinker who foresaw the potential of computers to connect the world long before others. He also famously invented the computer mouse.

  • 1 July 2013

    The Guardian

    How algorithms rule the world

    Ian Brown and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger contribute to an in-depth article exploring the use of algorithms. "We risk falling victim to a dictatorship of data" says Viktor; Ian Brown also warns of greater societal divisions.