CENTAL is coordinating a project focusing on how text messaging can be used in scientific communication. The website includes a bibliography (mainly relating to SMS in Switzerland) and publications. There are also details of another project What’s up Switzerland which researches mobile research communications via WhatsApp.
Emaps Project A project funded by the EU which commenced in 2011. It aims to use social media and mapping technology to communicate scientific information more effectively to members of the public. The partners include: Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po); University of Amsterdam; University of Dortmund and The Young Foundation. The website has technical information […]
To mark 8 years in existance, Twitter launched the facility to look back in time and trace your first tweet. It has posted online some amusing examples from famous celebrities. The Atlantic has a useful article mapping trends in time. It is based on an academic paper: The Tweets They are a-Changin’: Evolution of Twitter Users and Behavior by Yabing Liuy, Chloe […]
Australian government launch new web archive The Australian Government Web Archive is a new site launched by the National Library of Australia. It complements the Library’s long established PANDORA Archive. The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites dating from June 2011. Selected older government web content will continue to be found on the […]
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Is Twitter full of racist abuse? Read the new report from Demos on anti-social media: http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/antisocialmedia Over a 9 day period they examined 126,975 tweets. Find out from the results on how much was classified as containing hate speech by downloading the full 51 page report.
Glocalism …a new peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, published every four months by the association Globus et Locus. It aims to explore globalisation , localism, politics innovation and culture. It will have Twitter feeds and audio content. The Editorial committee includes Arjun Appadurai Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University; Zygmunt […]
Media@McGill’s Participatory, Open, Online Course (or “POOC”) on The Participatory Condition Addresses the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society. It was launched to coincide with Media@McGill’s international colloquium on The Participatory Condition, which took place in Montreal on November 15th and 16th, 2013 and also includes video content from this. There […]
…from the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA . Both capture snapshots of chinese websites periodically since 2012, preserving the content and can be searched by keyword. Shanghai Chronicles Local government Shanghai Chronicles is under the leadership of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Websites are captured regularly from 2012 onwards and searchable by keyword content. […]
Northeastern University Launches Digital Archive of Boston Marathon Bombings Entitled Our Bombing it has crowd sourced journalist materials. It includes photographs, interviews and eye witness testimony. There are also social media postings and stories from the Boston Globe.
State of Broadband 2013 report released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. ITU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Topics covered include connections, speed and affordability of broadband. The focus […]