Author Archives: Scott

Twitter trials 280 characters, but its success in Japan is more than a character difference

Twitter has rolled out a limited trial of 280 characters for some of its users. In announcing the trial, Twitter specifically noted that most Japanese tweets had 15 characters while most English tweets had 34 characters. They also noted that … Continue reading

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Featured in The Economist: A new kind of weather

My recently published book, Political Turbulence, was referenced in a special report on technology and politics in The Economist that examined questions of democracy, data, politics, and social media. A figure from the book was also included in a tweet … Continue reading

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Reviewed in Science: “Important series of creatively and rigorously researched insights”

Arnout van de Rijt reviewed my book, Political Turbulence, in Science Magazine. The review, entitled “The social revolution,” states that the book … contributes an important series of creatively and rigorously researched insights into the social mechanics of Internet-based collective … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence in The Guardian

John Naughton referenced my book, Political Turbulence, in his column in The Guardian entitled, “#Twitter crisis? Not if it decides that it can be a smaller, smarter platform.” In a thought-provoking new book, Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence in openDemocracyUK

Stuart Weir has reviewed my book, Political Turbulence, in openDemocracyUK. A few years back I was intrigued and captivated, as a largely analogue political animal, by Paul Mason’s Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere on the revolutionary part that social media … Continue reading

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Multilingualism research reported by Fusion Media

In an article entitled, “Unless you speak English, the Internet doesn’t care about you,” Fusion Media writer Kristen Brown references my research as well as that of Brent Hecht and Mark Graham. She also includes reference to the Bridge project … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence co-author in DW

My co-author Helen Margetts spoke with Deutsche Welle last week about our book, book, Political Turbulence, and a range of topics from the role of social media in mobilizations to the (lack of) sustainability of social media campaigns. An article … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence in Times Higher Education

Ivor Gaber reviewed my book, Political Turbulence, in Times Higher Education (THE). “Chaotic pluralism…a new kind of pluralism, highly decentred and chaotic” is what we’re living through, if we are to believe the authors of Political Turbulence. The authors, whose … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence on Start the Week

My co-author, Helen Margetts, discussed our book, Political Turbulence, on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to the interview or download an MP3 from the BBC website. On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe talks to the American writer Jonathan Franzen … Continue reading

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Multilingualism research featured in The Guardian

A recent article in the Guardian newspaper by Holly Yong surveys much research about online language divides, including my work on multilingualism and cross-language bridging: Translation technologies offer one solution to bridging online language divides, while also opening up new … Continue reading

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