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Disconnect published

Looking forward to reading Tero Karppi’s new book.  I chaired a panel he spoke at in Aarhus this summer. Exciting stuff! Recommended reading.

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Why can’t social media delete race hate?

Interesting (and concerning) interview with YouTube spokesperson yesterday on BBC Radio. Seems some far right race hate material is still online a year after notification unlike IS type propaganda and “radicalization” videos that are taken down in a matter of … Continue reading

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The Collective Effect

Two very interesting closing comments at the end of the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s appearance before the digital, culture, media and sport committee in the House of Commons. People in charge of investigating and regulating data need to understand … Continue reading

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Self-Censorship on Facebook

More data science research from Facebook – this time looking at posts that are self-censored before being shared, so in the private domain (no such thing on social media, it seems) before posting to friends or public. Not, it says, … Continue reading

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#Affect and Social Media 3.0: Final Call and Registration Now Open

Announcing the final call for academic presentations and artworks for #Affect and Social Media 3.0. A one day conference and sensorium art show at UEL on Thursday 25th May 2017 at the University of East London’s Dockland Campus. Confirmed keynote … Continue reading

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Affect and Social Media Symposium #2 – cfp

Affect and Social Media Symposium #2 – cfp Wednesday 23rd March 2016 1-8pm University of East London, Docklands Campus, Room EB. G.06 Call for 15min Presentations/Position Papers Following on from the success of last year’s Affect and Social Media research … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Social Media and Affect Research Seminar

Call for papers Social Media and Affect Research Seminar The EmotionUX lab School of Arts and Digital Industries Docklands Campus University of East London 27th Feb 2015 Following on from the controversy surrounding the apparent manipulation of emotions on Facebook … Continue reading

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Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks

Here’s a link to and copy of (see below) the controversial research on emotional contagion on Facebook currently being reported in the Guardian. Significance We show, via a massive (N = 689,003) experiment on Facebook, that emotional states can be … Continue reading

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Viral Facebook party turns into a riot…

Following on from recent posts on the English Riots and the response to anti-Islam video across the Middle East here’s another example of the intriguing overlap between network culture and crowd contagion. As reported in The Independent… See also BBC … Continue reading

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Obama looks to go viral (again) – Election campaign will be organized like FarmVille…

Join, Connect and Build your Neighbourhood Interesting attempt by the Obama team to once again tap into the potential virality of the web using a new addition to myBarackObama.com called Dashboard. Quoted in the Guardian today, Eli Pariser (former Moveon.org and … Continue reading

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