The following full text report was published in June by the News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, Australia. Title Feeling Better Connected: Academics’ Use of Social Media Author Deborah Lupton University of Canberra Source News & Media Research Centre University of Canberra, Australia. Abstract This report outlines findings from an international online survey of […]
Title Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia Authors Shane Greenstein Northwestern U. Feng Zhu USC Source National Bureau of Economic Research Abstract We examine whether collective intelligence helps achieve a neutral point of view using data from a decade of Wikipedia’s articles on US politics. Our null hypothesis builds on […]
A new update from Vincenzo Cosenza. “Showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data*.” Read the complete announcement, analysis, links to previous maps.
From the Facebook Newsroom: The App Center features mobile and web apps, such as Draw Something, Pinterest, and Nike+ GPS, and new apps including Jetpack Joyride, Ghosts of Mistwood, and Ghost Recon Commander. The App Center gives you personalized recommendations, and lets you browse the apps your friends use. It only lists high-quality apps, based […]
Title Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information Authors Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton (UK) Source PLoS ONE 7(5) e35869. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035869 Abstract The research blog has become a popular mechanism for the quick discussion of scholarly […]
The following paper appears in the proceedings of ICWSM 2012 (International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)) that began today in Dublin, Ireland. Title SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation Authors Brent Hecht Northwestern U. Jaime Teevan Microsoft Research Meredith Ringel Morris Microsoft Research Dan Liebling Microsoft Research Source In Proceedings: ICWSM […]
From the Report’s Overview: As of February 2012, some 15% of online adults use Twitter, and 8% do so on a typical day. Overall Twitter adoption remains steady, as the 15% of online adults who use Twitter is similar to the 13% of such adults who did so in May 2011. At the same time, […]
From the Los Angeles Times: With more than 900 million users, Facebook remains the most popular online hangout. But some young people are turning their attention elsewhere. They are checking out new mobile apps, hanging out on Tumblr and Twitter, and sending plain-old text messages from their phones. Their goal is to hook up with […]