December 14, 2017

Twitter Data Used to Track Vaccination Rates and Attitudes

Twitter Data Used to Track Vaccination Rates and Attitudes A unique and innovative analysis of how social media can affect the spread of a disease has been designed and implemented by a scientist at Penn State University studying attitudes toward the H1N1 vaccine. Marcel Salathé, an assistant professor of biology, studied how users of Twitter […]

Web Communications & New Media/Dot Gov Task Force: HHS Interim Progress Report

Web Communications & New Media/Dot Gov Task Force: HHS Interim Progress Report Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has formally notified GSA that it is relinquishing 21 domains. HHS is in the process of relinquishing additional sites and expects to have relinquished a total of […]

Paper — Six Provocations for Big Data

Six Provocations for Big Data The era of Big Data has begun. Computer scientists, physicists, economists, mathematicians, political scientists, bio-informaticists, sociologists, and many others are clamoring for access to the massive quantities of information produced by and about people, things, and their interactions. Diverse groups argue about the potential benefits and costs of analyzing information […]

Princeton U. Adopts Open-Access Policy

Princeton U. Adopts Open-Access Policy The movement to make research freely available got a high-profile boost this week with the news that Princeton University’s faculty has unanimously adopted (PDF) an open-access policy. “The principle of open access is consistent with the fundamental purposes of scholarship,” said the faculty advisory committee that proposed the resolution. The […]

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009 Most Canadians use the Internet regularly (Middleton 2010). According to results from the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, 8 out of 10 Canadian households had access to the Internet (Statistics Canada 2011).1 However, the advent of new information technologies is also creating new opportunities for crime and new risks […]

Online Civil War Era National Cemeteries Travel Itinerary Launched by the National Park Service

Online Civil War Era National Cemeteries Travel Itinerary Launched by the National Park Service Established out of necessity during the Civil War, national cemeteries have evolved from simple burial grounds to national memorials honoring all those who serve. A new online Civil War Era National Cemeteries travel itinerary,developed by the National Park Service and the […]

NSF Launches Science360 Radio for Web, iPhone and Android

NSF Launches Science360 Radio for Web, iPhone and Android The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched Science360 Radio, the first Internet radio stream dedicated to programming about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Science360 Radio offers 24/7 programming, with more than 100 radio shows and podcasts produced in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom […]

USDA Forest Service launches expanded Fall Colors 2011 website

USDA Forest Service launches expanded Fall Colors 2011 website Fall Colors 2011 is underway with the U.S. Forest Service leading the charge to urge people to get outdoors, spend time in rural communities, and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons. “Fall is a special time when nature’s work transforms our landscapes into a natural patchwork […]

HHS Announces Text4Health Task Force Recommendations and Global Partnership

HHS announces Text4Health task force recommendations and global partnership Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new recommendations to support health text messaging and mobile health (mHealth) programs. The department has been actively exploring means to capitalize on the rapid proliferation of mobile phone technology and platforms, such as text messaging, […]

Just Released: Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users

Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users In partnership with colleagues at the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Berkman Center is pleased to release a report on “Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users.” This report explores these dilemmas and recommends principles, […]