Author Archives: Scott

Visualizing English, Spanish, Japanese in the blogosphere

Update (Feb. 2012): The paper is now published and freely available from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: Update (Dec. 2011): The full paper from which this dataset comes will be published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication in January … Continue reading

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Translating Twitter

I had the great opportunity to meet George Weyman, a project director at meedan, yesterday at an OII event. meedan has been doing great work in connecting English and Arabic speakers online through translation of news for many years. My … Continue reading

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Content Providers and Neutrality

I don’t seem to be writing too timely, but I hope these posts nevertheless remain interesting. Last week the course I TA for was discussing the idea of network neutrality. Broadly defined this is a debate over whether ISPs can … Continue reading

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Multilingual sharing in video

I’ve thought a lot about translation and multilingual sharing online in text environments (blogs, Wikipedia, social networking sites), but I’m reminded how quickly platforms change on the web, and text-only exchanges seem outdated considering YouTube has been around for 5 … Continue reading

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Purposesfully Restricted and Network Visualizations

A few interesting links to share: Religious Search Engines Yield Tailored Results Visual Complexity – great transportation network visualizations The Intelligence Of Crowds In ‘The Perfect Swarm’ International Networks Archive at Pinceton

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Japan/China crosslinks on- and off-line

Just over a month ago, I wrote about the difficulty international platforms such as Google maps have in naming disputed geographic features. Recent incident in the East China Sea involving a Chinese fishing boat and Japanese Coast Guard vessels around … Continue reading

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How geographically or linguistically diverse is your online social network?

Three recent news stories highlight the international nature of many social media platforms: Pingdom Documents Top Countries On Facebook How Black People Use TwitterThe latest research on race and microblogging. Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela Lead Global Surge in Twitter Usage … Continue reading

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Naming Places/Features on Google Maps

Google Maps must engage in a cross-cultural (and often cross-lingual) act to publish its maps. Each place or feature name can be given in multiple languages, and occasionally as NPR’s On the Media discusses, cultures don’t agree on the name … Continue reading

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Homophily and the Internet

I recently had the opportunity to meet Ethan Zuckerman while he was on a visit to Oxford for TED where he gave a talk on Listening to global voices. Ethan has been doing amazing work on trying to promote more … Continue reading

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Resuming (or at least attempting)

After a break from blogging while I completed an intense MSc at the Oxford Internet Institute I am going to attempt to revive this blog. Although I haven’t written in sometime, I have added numerous news stories and other blogs … Continue reading

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