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Two new publications, new research project, looking to hire

A lot has happened since my last post, and the selected publications page has been updated to reflect this. I am very pleased to announce that my work looking at cross-language linking in the blogosphere following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, … 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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Some abroad disenfranchised

Googling the Inagurationhttp://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/01/19/guest-blogger-googling-the-inauguration/?mod=rss_WSJBlog?mod= Inaugurating Social TVhttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/inaugurating-social-tv/ CNN merged together its live feed and Facebook status updates in an attempt to let users communicate with each other while watching the US Presidential Inauguration. Unfortunately, living abroad, I was blocked from participating. … Continue reading

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Opening TLD’s: More competition or more confusion?

US Questions net overhaul planhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7797206.stm Q&A Internet shake-uphttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7475279.stm Internet overhaul wins approvalhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7475986.stm ICANN will allow private entities to bid for TLD’s (top-level domains). This means in addition to the current examples of .com, .net, .biz, .edu, .gov, .uk, .us, .tv, … Continue reading

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About Me and this Blog

I am 22 years old, and recently graduate from an American liberal arts college with majors in Computer Science, Spanish, and Mathematics, and with minors in Law and Justice and Computational Science. For sometime I have tracked news of the … Continue reading

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