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Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics


Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica and Larry Stillman

1. Internet use and informal help for surrounding communities in Finland
Sakari Taipale, Tomi Oinas and Veli-Matti Salminen… 128 more words


Malaysian Airlines MH17: Studies of Information Disasters

Evidence is only beginning to develop about what led to the disaster that beset Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over the Eastern Ukraine. However, it is likely to be compared with other military and large technical system disasters, such as when the USS Vincennes accidentally shot down a domestic Iranian Airline, Iran Flight 655 on 3 July 1987. 310 more words

Social Science Research


The 6th ACM Web Science Conference will be held 23-26 June 2014 on the beautiful campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. Web Science continues to focus on the study of information networks, social communities, organizations, applications, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web. 175 more words


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? 3,173 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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