See the discussion from the Wikipedia reliable sources noticeboard There is also some interesting discussion by the Nieman Lab Also see this recent article on search strategies in Wikipedia from Giovanna Chiara Rodi, Vittorio Loreto and Francesca Tria which was published in PLOS One.
Ahead of the inauguration the Internet Archive has launched its own special Trump collection. It currently has over 700 video, news broadcasts, televised debates and interviews online. There is also a fact checked file of statements made in the interviews which has been prepared by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Fact Base […]
With the changeover to a new president the White House has announced its plans for archiving social media and website from the Obama administration. Other citizen initiatives include: ArchiveSocial: Obama Social Media Archive MIT Media Lab’s Electome group explores how the White House, President Obama, and the First Lady have used Twitter to communicate with […]
Get insight into recent and forthcoming trends in the latest innovating pedagogy report from the researchers at the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK, and the Learning Sciences Lab, National Institute of Education, Singapore. It has great case studies of learning through social media, crowdsourcing and teachback. Earlier reports from 2012 onwards are […]
…according to the latest annual Freedom on the Internet report from Freedom House. In particular it highlights the restrictions being placed by many countries on instant messaging apps. Download the full text of the report for national rankings to find out which nations are considered the most free and most censored in terms of internet […]
Interesting example of an international project, involving four European research teams and two Indian teams, which is examining the dangers faced by children and teenagers in the online world. Five thematic topic areas are covered: use and abuse of new technologies (including cyber-bullying); social networks & pupils (including bullying roles and bystanders); life skills, health and […]
First Draft is a new coalition of news organisations, including the Washington Post, which is seeking to raise standards in reporting focussing specifically on the verification of online, citizen-generated journalism by developing a collaborative verification platform, the creation of a voluntary code of practice and a train-the-trainer programme for journalists. Partners include: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The […]
The Electome Project from MIT Media Map is using Twitter data to look at reactions to the 2016 election race. It has articles and Twitter analysis of the first presidential debate. Log in to get a dashboard of results. The Social Media Analytic Command Center at Illinois State University. The most recent analysis is being […]
The World Wide web Foundation has recently launched its first audit of the difficulties women face at getting online. It used 14 indicators and, focusing on 10 nations, shockingly found women were 50% less likely than men to be online, and 30-50% less likely to use the Internet for economic and political empowerment. The website […]
View Demos visual mapping of the Brexit Twitterosphere for a stunning visual examination of key players and networks. Find out which three women were key players during the first week of May!