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 […]
TED videos from world leaders covering all aspects of social and environmental sciences RSA audio and events. Includes NHS, technology and change. Videolectures net. Great examples including academic lecture series. Socialcare TV. From SCIE, focuses on social work skills Vlearn . Business and economics talks.
Government requests for data from Facebook Which governments request information the most from Facebook? First report from Facebook covers 6 months from January-June 2013. Governments make requests to Facebook and many other companies seeking account information in official investigations. The vast majority of these requests relate to criminal cases, such as robberies or kidnappings. In […]
Foreign Policy magazine Release their annual list of top 100 key people to follow on Twitter See the full list that includes politicians, diplomats and key political thinkers. Also useful on this AFP e-diplomacy hub Maintained by French news agency Agence France-Presse. Find out about twitter and foreign policy. Aims to offer a window on […]
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Eurobarometer survey – e communications households What do households in EU nations think of their broadband speed, quality of service and tariffs for internet use. Latest public opinion poll from Eurobarometer. The role of social media in the Arab uprising The latest issue of free online journals Westminster papers in communication and culture Vol 9 […]