September 17, 2014

Results of International Survey: “Feeling Better Connected: Academics’ Use of Social Media”

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 […]

OCLC: Linked Data Now Included in WorldCat Facebook App

via the OCLC Developer Network: The availability of Linked Data in WorldCat.org has everyone here very excited. We had been anxiously awaiting the chance to make use of this new feature in our own applications, and are now beginning to try it out. You may have already seen the bookmarklet developed by OCLC Developer Network […]

New Working Paper: “Wikipedia Perpetuates Political Bias”

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 […]

Updated: World Map of Social Networks (June 2012)

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.

Facebook Launches App Center

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 […]

More Than 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online, Change Yours ASAP

Better safe than sorry! Change your password ASAP. Coverage 1. LinkedIn investigating reports that 6.46 million hashed passwords have leaked online (via The Verge) 2. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online (via News.com) 3. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked – take action NOW (via Sophos)

New Research Article: “Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information”

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 […]

Social Search Research: “SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation”

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 […]

Just Released Report from Pew Internet: Twitter Use 2012

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, […]

LA Times: Some Teens Aren’t Liking Facebook as Much As Older Users

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 […]