Audio: OnTheMedia – Twitter Cartography – With Lee Rainie From Pew Internet

Audio: OnTheMedia – Twitter Cartography – with Lee Rainie from Pew Internet

Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet Research Center was interviewed by Bob Garfield on OnTheMedia this week about the recently released report on mapping Twitter topic networks.  The report found six distinct patterns of social media networks in Twitter: divided, unified, fragmented, clustered, and in and out hub…

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Radio Interview: WVXU Ann Thompson Interviews Marc Smith About Mapping Twitter

Radio Interview: WVXU Ann Thompson interviews Marc Smith about mapping Twitter

RADIO WVXU Cincinnati - Ann Thompson interviews Marc Smith about the recent publication of a report on social media networks in Twitter co-authored with the Pew Internet Research Center. "How millions of tweets boil down to six types of conversations" http://bit.ly/1eXt6IV  #NodeXL #SMRF #Pew #Network

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ASA 2011 – Las Vegas, NV: August 20-23 – Sociologists Present On The Social Uses And Effects Of Information Technology

ASA 2011 – Las Vegas, NV: August 20-23 – Sociologists present on the social uses and effects of information technology

2011 ASA meetings are being held in Las Vega, Nevada.  Several sessions are related to the study of the social uses and effects of information technology are hosted by the Communications and Information Technology Section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA). These are the connections among the people who recently tweeted the term “ASA2011″ on 18 […]
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30 April 2010, Friday – Workshop: Social Media Network Analysis: Next Practices In Social Network Analysis, Tools And Media

30 April 2010, Friday – Workshop: Social Media Network Analysis: Next Practices in Social Network Analysis, Tools and Media

I will present a workshop on social media network analysis at the next Network Singularity event at Fort Mason on the Bay in San Francisco on April 30, 2010. Bay Area and Silicon Valley Network: Special Action/Research Event Social Media Network Analysis: Next Practices in Social Network Analysis, Tools and Media Friday 30 April 2010 8:00am -5:00pm [...]
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Meeting: Saving Our Present For The Future: Personal Archiving 2010, February 16th At The Internet Archive

Meeting: Saving Our Present for the Future: Personal Archiving 2010, February 16th at the Internet Archive


I will attend an interesting discussion organized by Jeff Ubois on February 16th at the Internet Archive in San Francisco.

Saving Our Present for the Future: Personal Archiving 2010

From family photographs and personal papers to health and financial information, vital personal records are becoming digital. At the same time, creation and capture of new digital information has become a part of the daily routine for hundreds of millions of people. But what are the long term prospects for this data?

The combination of new capture devices (more than 1 billion camera phones will be sold in 2010) with the move from older forms of media is reshaping both our personal and collective memories. The size and complexity of personal collections growing, these collections are spread across different media (including film and paper!), and the lines between personal and professional, published and unpublished are being redrawn.

Whether these issues are described as personal archiving, lifestreams, personal digital heritage, preserving digital lives, scrapbooking, or managing intellectual estates, they present major challenges for both individuals and institutions: data loss is a nearly universal experience, whether it is due to hardware failure, obsolescence, user error, lack of institutional support, or any one of many other reasons. Some of these losses may not matter; but the early work  of the Nobel prize winners of the 2030s is likely to be digital today, and therefore at risk in ways that previous scientific and literary creations were not. And it isn’t just Nobel winners that matter: the lives of all of us will be preserved in ways not previously possible.

On Tuesday, February 16, the Internet Archive will host a small conference for practitioners in personal digital archiving.

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