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18 September 2009
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed?
18 September 2009
If social media are the defining advance of Web 2.0, whereby the network-as-platform enabled users not just to download content but to create it, tag it and share it ... what will the next decade hold? Will we continue to Tweet?
25 June 2009
In a world where anybody can publish her thoughts to a world-wide audience, how should we balance privacy and free speech? How should the law protect people when harmful gossip and rumors are spread about them on the Internet?
19 June 2009
Anne Adams reviews research about technologies, systems design, policy making and assumptions relating to personal data collection, sharing and re-use in various sectors
18 June 2009
Martin Kay produced three of the key advances in language and computation over a long 50 years career--he discusses these in an interview, along with anecdotes that give a historical content for that seminal work.
04 June 2009
Marcus Foth demonstrates the value of various tools and services (eg Second Life) for engaging people in novel and participatory planning exercises, and for investigating how the public interpret and understand proposed urban designs and urban planning
29 May 2009
Capturing and curating data for reuse is a key challenge of cyberinfrastructure: Christine Borgman compares developments in scholarly information infrastructure and cyberlearning, reflecting on the implications for scholarship in the digital age.
19 May 2009
Jonathan Zittrain discusses the ways in which online life will be regulated largely by people and institutions bearing no badges or government affiliation. Do private sheriffs help avoid cumbersome government intervention, or is this a new vigilante justice?