Monthly Archives: August 2010

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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