Social Computing

Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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A New Beginning for Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin

A decade or so ago, I found myself live blogging academic talks and events (and being some weird exceptionalist on the fringe) – ’tis admittedly where I like to live. Over the years this has transmogrified itself into live tweeting

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A New Beginning for Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin

A decade or so ago, I found myself live blogging academic talks and events (and being some weird exceptionalist on the fringe) – ’tis admittedly where I like to live. Over the years this has transmogrified itself into live tweeting

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Navigating Edgy Education in a Public Space

Crossposted from the Day of DH 2014 Blog. Dr Dominic Bryan, Director of the Institute for Irish Studies at Queen’s, is running an experimental course offering via FutureLearn a UK-based MOOC (that I will admit not being previously aware of). Bryan’s

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Navigating Edgy Education in a Public Space

Crossposted from the Day of DH 2014 Blog. Dr Dominic Bryan, Director of the Institute for Irish Studies at Queen’s, is running an experimental course offering via FutureLearn a UK-based MOOC (that I will admit not being previously aware of). Bryan’s

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Can Legislation Deliver Access?

Over the past week there has been a flurry of discussion in Ireland over proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act here and has led to public reversal by the Minister responsible. Freedom of access public information is a

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Can Legislation Deliver Access?

Over the past week there has been a flurry of discussion in Ireland over proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act here and has led to public reversal by the Minister responsible. Freedom of access public information is a

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Big Data in Bygone Times

There are some telling lessons for today’s larger organisations by  looking into the history of the organisation.  Big data is not a new phenomenon – it is entirely relative and all too strikingly familiar. Over time individuals and organisations have been

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Big Data in Bygone Times

There are some telling lessons for today’s larger organisations by  looking into the history of the organisation.  Big data is not a new phenomenon – it is entirely relative and all too strikingly familiar. Over time individuals and organisations have been

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Apparently It’s Called Showrooming

I love my Kindle. I know that Richard Stallman calls it a swindle and abhors the DRM that makes it what it is. For me what it is a lightweight, reading platform with a battery that I never worry about

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Apparently It’s Called Showrooming

I love my Kindle. I know that Richard Stallman calls it a swindle and abhors the DRM that makes it what it is. For me what it is a lightweight, reading platform with a battery that I never worry about

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The Uneven Geography of the Web

I was attracted to a short Guardian post this morning that asked the simple question – Who uses Twitter in Africa – and where are they based? Simple enough and a great little research question. The article references Mark Graham and the

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The Uneven Geography of the Web

I was attracted to a short Guardian post this morning that asked the simple question – Who uses Twitter in Africa – and where are they based? Simple enough and a great little research question. The article references Mark Graham and the

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Getting Back to How we Share Public Data

I am recently very impressed with a Norwegian initiative called the ‘Data Hotel‘. It’s an EU funded approach to providing the mechanism and the standards to make data from public sector agencies freely available. It addresses one of the key

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Getting Back to How we Share Public Data

I am recently very impressed with a Norwegian initiative called the ‘Data Hotel‘. It’s an EU funded approach to providing the mechanism and the standards to make data from public sector agencies freely available. It addresses one of the key

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