A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Digital Planet is an interdisciplinary research initiative of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. It has just released the Digital Evolution Index which evaluates of digital development in 60 countries according to 170 indicators across 4 key themes Supply Conditions, Demand Conditions, Institutional Environment, and Innovation and Change. Download the ranking, […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
The project is part of the American Folklife Center, established by Congress to document traditional cultural forms and practices. It recognized that online life is creating new forms of culture and is seeking to web archive their culture. Snapshots of 34 sites have been taken from June 2014 onwards to provide an opportunity for researchers […]
The most recent study by Royal Society for Public Health found in a survey of social media that Instagram was recorded as having the most negative impact on the mental well being of young people in the UK. YouTube was rated as the most positive! Find out more by downloading the report which ranks the […]
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 […]