We finished our project on Collective Memory in the Digital Age: Understanding “Forgetting” on the Internet last summer, but our last paper just came out on Science Advances last week. The paper, titled “The memory remains: Understanding collective memory in the digital age” presents the results of our study on collective memory patterns based on Wikipedia viewership data of articlesContinue reading “Collective Memory in the Digital Age”
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The interplay between extremism and communication in a collaborative project
Collaboration is among the most fundamental social behaviours. The Internet and particularly the Web have been originally developed to foster large scale collaboration among scientists and technicians. The more recent emergence of Web 2.0 and ubiquity of user-generated content on social web, has provided us with even more potentials and capacities for large scale collaborativeContinue reading “The interplay between extremism and communication in a collaborative project”
Using Twitter data to study politics? Fine, but be careful!
The role of social media in shaping the new politics is undeniable. Therefore the volume of research on this topic, relying on the data that are produced by the same technologies, is ever increasing. And let’s be honest, when we say “social media” data, almost always we mean Twitter data! Twitter is arguably the most studiedContinue reading “Using Twitter data to study politics? Fine, but be careful!”
Even good bots fight and a typology of Internet bots
Our new paper titled “Even good bots fight: The case of Wikipedia” has finally appeared on PLOS One. There are two things that I particularly find worth-highlighting about this work. First, this is the first time that someone looks at an ecosystem of the Internet bots at scale using hard data and tries to come upContinue reading “Even good bots fight and a typology of Internet bots”