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BBC: First day is crucial for success

Update (January 2016): The “forthcoming book” referenced by the BBC has now come. I’m pleased to say that Political Turbulence, published by Princeton University Press is now available. The book brings together a lot of the research I have contributed … Continue reading

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Interactive map of Twitter mentions in geotagged tweets

I recently had the pleasure of building my first interactive map visualization using Leaflet with Joshua R. Melville and the Floatingsheep team, who have written more about the methodology. I’m drafting more about developing the visualization itself, but in the meantime thought I would simply share the results:

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Interactive Maps

Update: 6 November 2012 – US map featured in the Guardian. I’ve not blogged for a while on this site, because I’ve been doing lots of blogging on the InteractiveVis project site. InteractiveVis is a project to create easy to … Continue reading

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Language Bubbles

´╗┐Eli Pariser has raised awareness that personalization algorithms play in filtering and ranking results on the web. I think this work is very important, but another strand seemingly obvious, but surprisingly lacking study, is the role that language plays. A … Continue reading

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Recent contacts working on cross-language problems

I’ve recently been able to meet some spectacular individuals who are working on various aspects of cross-language communication. This blog post won’t to justice to all of their work; so, please click to their websites and learn more. Irene Eleta … Continue reading

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Need your vote (if .ac.uk email)! — Interactive visualization development

Update: 25 June 2012 The project has been choosen by JISC to receive funding. Further information on the project and status updates will be communicated via the InteractiveVis project blog. Update: 27 March 2012 We’ve been successful in getting 150 … Continue reading

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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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Collection of Graphics on Language and the Internet

Update (Nov. 2014): I’ve recently published two papers examining users who contribute content in multiple languages online. Please see Multilinguals and Wikipedia Editing and Global Connectivity and Multilinguals in the Twitter Network for further information and free, open-access copies of … Continue reading

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Wikipedia coverage by langauge

Update (November 2014): I’ve recently published a related paper examining how many users edit multiple language editions of Wikipedia and how these multilingual users connect the editions together. Please see Multilinguals and Wikipedia Editing for further information and a free, … Continue reading

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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: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2011.01568.x/full. 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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