data science, digital politics, smart cities...|jonathan.bright@oii.ox.ac.uk

Digital Politics in Western Democracies

I recently had the chance to review Cristian Vaccari’s excellent new book Digital Politics in Western Democracies. Vaccari has assembled a great cross country comparative dataset on various indicators relating to politics and the internet, and provides a refreshing contrast to work which has been largely US centric so far. Have a look at the review here.

By | 2014-10-29T18:09:54+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Politics and Democracy, Research|0 Comments

Can electoral popularity be predicted using socially generated big data?

New article published with Taha Yasseri in IT – Information Technology. A short piece making the case for theoretically informed social media predictions, which is part of a larger project we are running with support from the Fell Fund over the next year or so. Read it here: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/itit.2014.56.issue-5/itit-2014-1046/itit-2014-1046.xml?format=INT

By | 2014-10-01T09:13:28+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Research, Social Web|0 Comments