Posts by Bernie Hogan

(Face)Book week for Bernie

16 September 2010 0

Wow, what a week for Facebook and me! Nevermind the fact that results from the “So you want to be a scientist” project with Nina Jones went massive on BBC’s website (as the top story two days running with almost a million views). But much hard work and perseverance from colleagues of mine have turned… Read More »

Many Faces of Facebook

6 August 2010 0

I’m a mentor for Nina Jones for BBC Material World’s contest, [“So You Want to Be a Scientist”][BBC]. We set up a survey on the project [Facebook page][FB]. The survey is finished, the data is almost cleaned and now Nina is getting ready to code the profile pictures we’ve captured. Perhaps the name of the… Read More »

New Pinwheel network layout

10 January 2010 0

I’m presently working on a chapter on Facebook networks for the forthcoming Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL edited by Marc Smith, Derek Hansen and Ben Shneiderman. Working with [NodeXL][nx] has been a lot of fun. Since NodeXL does not have native facilities for importing Facebook, there’s not much to discuss for data collection. I… Read More »

Off the Internet no one knows you’re an escapee

4 January 2010 0

Craig “Lazie” Lynch escaped from prison in September of 2009. Recently, he has become somewhat of an international spectacle as he has been posting some regular updates on [Facebook][cl]. Some probably wonder, first, what is he thinking, and second, why are so many people interested in his whereabouts? As for why he is doing it,… Read More »

Crowdsourcing sociology

21 October 2009 0

[Reddit][] has posts of all kinds, and comments to follow. This includes its fair share of navel gazing. But reddit’s penchant for self analysis has no lack of thoughtful points alongside mere complaining and in-jokes. This is doubly interesting in a recent (ongoing) discussion about the state of the site. One [user][] asked: Is [“reddiquette”][]… Read More »

Call for Papers Extended – BSTS

29 September 2009 0

We have extended our call for papers for the special issue of Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Please note the new dates. Feel free to contact either myself or Anabel with questions or requests for further information. Best, Anabel & Bernie REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue on “Persistence and Change in Social Media”… Read More »

The global network

5 August 2009 0

For me, presently the most impressive network in the world is not the network of email traffic, Facebook friends or cell phone calls. Both for sheer size and complexity, the personal network must surely take the cake. In many ways, it is not merely a superset of most communication networks. It is something different. It… Read More »

Thinking “I should look that up”

Not long ago when listening to the band [Menomena][] I thought to myself, “I should look up more about them.” It’s a pretty mundane thought, in fact one I have pretty regularly through the day, not about Menomena, but about things in general, including books, people, musicians, movies and events. I posit two interesting things… Read More »

Opera Unite and p2p dreamin’

One of the overwhelming new features of digital culture is how objects persist on servers when we’re not tending to them. Facebook photos stay up, mail lie in waiting, pages representing not merely a mailbox, but ‘me’ persists waiting to present my digital self. A few months ago, I began to consider that client-side, “show… Read More »