Just let the AI handle it …

Having deligated its English-to-Swedish translation duties to an AI tool (Alexa perhaps ..?) Amazon announced "We are pleased to open the doors for Amazon.se and offer Swedish consumers a selection of more than 150 million products, of which tens of thousands come...

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Call for Papers #SMSociety

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2022 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)! #SMSociety will be held virtually onJuly 18th & 19th, 2022. The conference’s two-day program will feature live panels and paper...

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Facebook CTO steps down

A change in the FB technology leadership team follows hot on the heels of  a series of reports last week by WSJ that discussed how Facebook "either ignores or fails to properly address numerous problems affecting users across its services". Included in the articles...

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Computer Pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Well-known computer computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair has died at home in the UK, aged 81, following a long battle with cancer. His achievements spanned the latter quarter of the 20th Century with ground-breaking inventions such as an affordbale...

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UTW Episode 23: Rory Cellan-Jones

In this episode, we talk with journalist Rory Cellan-Jones. He’s reported for BBC for 40 years, and for much of that time primarily focused on business and technology stories. He has covered everything from smartphones to social media and more. He’s just published a...

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UTW Episode 22: Pablo Boczkowski

Our guest for this episode is Pablo Boczkowski, who is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, as well as the founder and director of the Center for Latinx Digital Media. He’s also the cofounder and...

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UTW Episode 21: Taha Yasseri

For this episode, we talk with Taha Yasseri, an associate professor at the School of Sociology and a Geary Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, a Turing...

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Posting: Rutgers

Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Data Science and Organizations/Organizing  The Department of Communication at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information seeks a full-time faculty member (likely assistant or associate level) in the area of...

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WebSci’21 Report

Web Science success Delegates from around the globe gathered online to take part in the successful 13th ACM Web Science Conference (#websci21) that was hosted by the University of Southampton. More than 270 people, from as far afield as China and the USA, joined the...

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UTW Episode 20: Richard Rogers

In this episode, we talk with Richard Rogers, a professor and chair of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. An award-winning author, he also is Director of the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), known for the development of software tools for...

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UTW Episode 19: Sinan Aral

In this episode, we talk with Sinan Aral, an award-winning researcher, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the David Austin professor of Management, Marketing IT and Data Science at MIT, where he also directs MIT’s initiative on the Digital Economy. And in...

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UTW Episode 18: Matt Weber

In this episode (22 minutes long), we talk with Matt Weber, a faculty member in the Department of Communication at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. With more than a decade of experience researching information ecosystems,...

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ACM WebSci’21 News Bulletin No 3

 The 2021 ACM Web Science Conference: Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID is now less than 2 weeks away! Throughout the week you can hear from exciting Keynote Speakers including: Deen Freelon – Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill Baroness...

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UTW Episode 17: Emilio Ferrara

For this episode, (23 min) we talk with Emilio Ferrara, an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He’s also a Research Team Leader for AI at USC’s Information Sciences Institute and the Director of the Annenberg Networks Network...

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UTW Episode 16: Aleks Krotoski

Our guest for this episode (23 min.) is Dr. Aleks Krotoski, an award-winning international broadcaster, author and academic. She studies and writes about technology and interactivity. Her book, “Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You,” based on her hit...

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Brave Conversation Global 2021

Once again the 2021 ACM Web Science Conference Week will include Brave Conversations. The event runs from 9:00 BST to 13:00 BST on Monday 21st June. Last year’s event was in the midst of the global move online forced by Covid 19; since then we have held numerous...

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Fake WebSci sites

Having streamlined our collection of ACM WebSci conference materials which are available at websciXX.webscience.org we are starting to see some opportunistic individuals buying up both past and future websci domains and pretending to have a connection with these...

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UTW Episode 15: Munmun De Choudhury

During this episode, (26 min. long), we talk with Munmun De Choudhury, a professor of interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she leads the Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab.  Her research centers on using social media to better understand...

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WebSci’21 registration LIVE

Registration is now open for the 2021 ACM Web Science Conference: Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID.The cost for the full week is just £50. To help ensure broad participation in the conference our Fair Access Fund has up to twenty free...

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