Posts Tagged ‘Web’

I was yesterday at the Just-in-Time-Sociology (JITSO) workshop in Lausanne (oh, how I still like this town, after such a long time!). JITSO was a small-scale, nice and friendly event for like-minded social researchers, who feel the urge to use their baggage of theories and techniques to provide science-informed responses to today’s fast-paced social, political […]


[SAVE THE DATE: on 14th December 2012, we will hold a symposium on “Understanding Pro-Ana: Body, Networks and Nutrition” (Comprendre le phénomène pro-ana : corps, réseaux, alimentation) at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. It is an output of the research project ANAMIA of which the study presented here is part]. With Antonio Casilli and Lise […]


Hello everyone, You have probably reached this page after listening to my talk on Mobs and mobiles – the “dark side” of social media in relation to the 2011 UK riots, which was broadcast yesterday on BBC Radio 3 as part of its transmission “The Essay“, in a 5-episode series entitled “At the speed of […]


Hello everyone, You have probably reached this page after reading an article about our study “Social Media Censorship in Times of Political Unrest – A Social Simulation Experiment with the UK Riots” (published in the journal Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, vol. 115, n. 1). This post will provide some background information. Read the study First […]


I participated today in a panel discussion at Voice of Russia London, on freedom of Web speech – the future of the Internet, possible restraints, what is and isn’t currently allowed. My angle was that on the unintended effects of censorship, based on research I have done in the last few years. You may remember […]


Yesterday at the annual conference of British Sociological Association, I presented the latest results of the work I am doing with Antonio A. Casilli on the “End-of-Privacy” hypothesis and social media. Our presentation is accessible here. The boundaries between public and private are moving, all the more so in the Web 2.0 era -and we […]


The buzz around social networks continues to grow, attracting the attention of companies, policymakers, and us academics. Yet social networks themselves are nothing new —humans have always formed ties to one another, and so have organisations and groups! Online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are new supports for social networks, but have not […]


This is a joint post with Antonio A. Casilli —as often happens! So, here we are in the (intermittently) sunny state of California for Sunbelt XXXII, the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) annual conference. This year the venue is Redondo Beach and the highlights are both old and new stars of social network analysis:  […]


Yesterday, Antonio Casilli and I gave a presentation of our ongoing project on testing the hypothesis of the “End of Privacy” in online communications. The workshop was organised by our funder, Fondation Cigref, in their offices in Paris and brought together all their current grantees. Besides our own work, many of the others seemed quite interesting […]


Today, I presented my joint work with Antonio A. Casilli on Internet censorship and civil violence, based on the rapid response paper we released this summer, at the Centre for Business Network Analysis seminar of the University of Greenwich. It’s more of a work-in-progress now —we plan to build an upgraded version that includes both […]



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