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The use of social media in Syria

In this entry, I will write about the use of social media by Syrians, and mainly the use of Facebook [1]. Why is this interesting? 3,069 more words

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The Digitised-Self: The Smartphone Brainscanner

Smartphones are now able to sense, process, transmit and display information. This has had an important influence on how various research domains can continue to utilise this technology to expand their studies. 485 more words

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Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future

Pnina Fichman, Howard Rosenbaum Madelyn Sanfilippo

Continuing the tradition of Indiana University’s leadership in the scholarship of social informatics, we are pleased to announce the publication of  394 more words

Upgrade your devices for some self-worth

In today’s globally-connected world, we are social actors with individual motivations, interests, practices, values that influence how and why we use technology. Though constrained and enabled by the social institutions in which these devices are embedded, we have individual agency that both shapes those institutions and influences our adoption and use of technology.

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Brain-tracking towards transhumanism


“MyConnectome aims to characterize how brain function and metabolism fluctuate over the course of an entire year in a single individual” (MyConnectome 2014). Researchers focus on patterns that they find in data obtained by self-tracking.  338 more words

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It begins with a worm


Welcome to the world where technology is taken-for-granted and personal data is freely handed over to analysers and marketers who want to know everything about you. 722 more words

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"Neverland" or "networked publics"? : A review of "It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens"

A few months ago, I started collecting data for my Ph.D dissertation. Since I study interpersonal and group behavior in multiplayer online games, I got quite involved in the online forums of my studied game. 965 more words

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