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Video: Ben Shneiderman: Methods and Tools for Facilitating Social Participation

Ben Shneiderman spoke on June 2, 2010 at the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University in an event organized by UPA Israel and the Leon Recanati School of Business. Ben Shneiderman: Methods and Tools for Facilitating Social Participation from User Experience Israel (UXI) on Vimeo. Nice review of information visualization techniques and some mention of [...]
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NodeXL Image in NewScientist: Paper trail: Inside the stem cell wars

The June 9 issue of New Scientist contains an article featuring a map of scientific citation that was generated by NodeXL. The article about the patterns of citation and the time to publication for US and non-US based scientists contains a map of which papers and authors cite which other papers and authors. From New [...]
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June 3 and 4, 2010 – Personal Democracy Forum 2010 – NYC

I spoke on June 4th at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City about what social media network maps can tell us about various political figures and topics. The video is available here: http://streams.civicolive.com/stream/127/5040/6000. Political discussions are obviously a major area of social media use. This talk explores the ways social network analysis and visualization [...]
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May 28th, 2010 – Workshop: Government Applications of Social Media Networks and Communities, University of Maryland, Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/ The HCIL Government Applications of Social Media Networks & Communities Workshop, as part of the 27th Annual Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) Symposium, at the University of Maryland, examined how social media can be systematically applied to increase civic participation on national priorities. When: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:30am-4:00pm Where: CSIC Building, UMD, College Park Who: Government thought [...]
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ICWSM 2010 Liveblog, Day 3

Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-10) Michael Kearns Keynote Experiments: Graph Coloring / Consensus / Voting Topology of the Network vs. what was the network used for? Voting experiments – similar to consensus, with a crucial strategic difference. Introduce a tension between: -Individual preferences -Collective unity -Color choices; challenge comes from [...]
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ICWSM 2010 Liveblog, Day 1

Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-10) We will be liveblogging (when possible) from ICWSM 2010, going on now! Keynote: Bob Kraut, CMU implications for community design -offline theories of socialization helpful, not definitive -online communities can build in good socialization practice -e.g. WP welcoming committee Two Types of Commitments to Groups [...]
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