• Behind the Blackberry Ban

    6 August 2010, Al Jazeera

    Ian Brown comments on the ban of Blackberry Instant messenger function by Saudi Arabia pointing out that Research in Motion have already been persuaded to give countries like China and India the ability to look at traffic flow through Blackberry networks.

  • ‘Inside Story’: The UAE suspends Blackberry services

    2 August 2010, Al-Jazeera

    Ian Brown discusses the UAE suspension of Blackberry services on Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story'. Are government concerns about threats posed by devices like the Blackberry legitimate and how much do such restrictions harm freedom of expression and privacy?

  • £10,000 bill for friend to pay over Facebook paedophile ‘joke’

    27 July 2010, London Metro

    Commenting on the High Court award of £10,000 in libel damages to a student accused of being a paedophile on Facebook by a former friend, Ian Brown suggests that people should be more careful who they allow to post pictures on their site.

  • Material World: So You Want to be a Scientist?

    26 July 2010, BBC Radio 4

    Dr Bernie Hogan (OII) and Nina Jones, finalist in BBC Radio 4's 'So You Want to Be A Scientist' project, discuss her research into the profile pictures we use to represent ourselves on Facebook. Dr Hogan is Nina's scientific mentor for the project.

  • The Difference Engine: The wisdom of crowds

    15 July 2010, The Economist

    Work by Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon and colleagues, using the emotional content in online discussions to predict how US presidents fare at election time, is referenced in a post on the significance of emotionally charged opinions in the economic sphere.

  • Net neutrality comes back to haunt Google

    14 July 2010, Financial Times

    In an article on possible investigation into Google's search processes Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger is reported as saying that Google's dominance may be less assured than it seems.

  • Democratic potential of the Fifth Estate

    21 June 2010, PerAda Magazine

    Bill Dutton sets out the background to the emergence of a 'Fifth Estate' where networked individuals use the power of the Internet to access information online and use it to better hold government and institutions to account.

  • “Football” crazy

    19 June 2010, The Economist

    Discussing Mark Graham's work that calculates the proportion of all geo-tagged internet content (linked to Google Map placemarks) mentioning the word "football" in the 32 countries competing in the 2010 World Cup.

  • Room to socialise

    14 June 2010, Research Information

    Lucy Power tells librarians at the UKSG annual conference about Friendfeed, an online networking tool used by life scientists which she believes is ripe for adoption by librarians as online collaboration becomes more and more crucial.

  • Iran: Beyond Twitter, the new revolution

    11 June 2010, Index on Censorship

    Mahmood Enayat on the aftermath of the disputed Iranian presidential election: he concludes that the green movement will need to look beyond the prescribed use of the Internet like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook for innovative solutions.

  • Facebook profile photo experiment goes live

    1 June 2010, BBC News

    Radio 4 science project finalist, 17 year old Nina Jones, talks about her Facebook experiment on the day it goes live and how her mentor, the OII's Bernie Hogan has helped shape her work.

  • Facebook Photo-fit

    26 April 2010, BBC Radio 4

    Bernie Hogan talks about finalist in 'So You Want to be a Scientist' competition