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Mobile Overtakes PCs in China

The proportion of Chinese internet users who use a mobile device to go online has overtaken PC usage for the first time, according to official figures from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). 161 more words

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Intrusive Ads Irritate App Users

More than two-thirds (67%) of young British app users find ads annoying and almost one-third (28%) always turn off push notifications as soon as they download an app, a new survey has revealed. 107 more words

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Can I use this image? You may be breaking the law!

“Can I use this image?” I have heard this question more times in the last few months than ever before – people are now starting to realise that there are copyright laws attributed to content (including images) on their social media platforms. 420 more words

Social Media

Survey-based research vs. behavioral: which is better?

At a recent conference I attended (Panagora MobileBiz Tech), there were (as usual) several deep-dive research presentations from reputable research firms.  The research was (as usual) alternately exciting/boring/enlightening, with no less than a half-dozen different spins on the emerging prevalence of mobile devices.   367 more words

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Our PhD Candidates win--and talk--awards

Please join me in congratulating UWaterloo English PhD candidates Sarah Gibbons (pictured above) and Elise Vist, who have just each been awarded a highly coveted Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), intended to support and further their graduate studies. 4,479 more words

Graduate Students

SUSNET website launch

SusNet. Sustaining networked knowledge: expertise, feminist media production, art and activism

The SusNet network brings together feminist cultural production, art and activist practices and enables exchanges between different researchers, activists, artists and aims to contribute to knowledge exchanges across these areas and beyond. 52 more words

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