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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UTW Episode 14: Robert Ackland

Our guest for this episode, (21 min. long) is Robert Ackland, a professor from the School of Sociology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Rob studies networks on the Web, and he established the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks —...

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Facebook releases data migration tool

Facebook have announced a tool to export posts and notes to Google Docs, Wordpress and Blogger. This feature is part of the Data Transfer Project launched in 2018 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so all users across the web could...

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UTW Episode 13: Jaime Teevan

In this episode, (26 min. long) we talk with Jaime Teevan, chief scientist for Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices, where she’s charged with creating the future of productivity. She also developed the first personalized search algorithm used by Bing and introduced...

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Call For Papers WebSci’21 Workshops

The Web Science 2021 conference will be hosting 12 interdisciplinary workshops addressing how Web Science research can illuminate key contemporary issues and global challenges.The Web Science community is invited to submit original research to one or more of the...

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UTW Episode 12: Danny Weitzner

For this episode, (29 min. long) we talk with Danny Weitzner, a proud founding member of the Web Science Trust who will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2021 ACM Web Science virtual conference. He’s a 3Com Founders Principal Research Scientist at MIT Computer...

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PhD Symposium Call for Contributions

The WebSci’21 PhD Symposium aims to provide PhD students at different stages of their candidature with an international platform to showcase their research goals and to receive feedback on their ongoing research. Students can use this opportunity within a dedicated...

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UTW Episode 11: Ravindran Balaraman

Ravindran (Ravi) Balaraman is our guest for this episode (23 min. long). He is the Mindtree faculty fellow and a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. And he also heads the Robert Bosch Centre for...

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Newsletter Spring 2021

Spring Newsletter In this issue … Latest news about the 2021 Web Science ConferenceAnnouncing our new partnership with Brave ConversationsNoshir Contractor nominated to ICAUntangling the Web Podcast goes from strength to strengthLAB FEATURE: NUS (Singapore)PhD...

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UTW Episode 10: Eszter Hargittai

Our guest for this episode (28 min. long) is Eszter Hargittai, who is a professor and holds the chair of the Internet Use and Society in the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich,  where she also heads the Web Use project research...

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Extension: Call for Workshops

***DEADLINE EXTENSION*** WebSci’21 | 13th ACM Web Science ConferenceGlobalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVIDCall for Workshops and Tutorialshttps://websci21.webscience.org/call-for-workshops/21-25 June 2021Hosted by the University of Southampton,...

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UTW Episode 9: Deen Freelon

Our guest for this episode (29 min. long) is Deen Freelon, an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  His research ranges from political expression through digital media to data science to...

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WebSci’21 CfP Submission Deadline Extended

WebSci’21 | 13th ACM Web Science Conference  Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID 21-25 June 2021 Hosted by the University of Southampton, UK, delivered online https://websci21.webscience.org/ All submission deadlines are midnight in the...

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