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After dinner: the best time to create 1.5 million dollars of ground-breaking science

Since it first launched as a single project called Galaxy Zoo in 2007, the Zooniverse has grown into the world’s largest citizen science platform,...

How do the mass media affect levels of trust in government?

Ed: You examine the influence of citizens’ use of online mass media on levels of trust in government. In brief, what did you find? Greg:...

The Future of Europe is Science — and ethical foresight should be a priority

On October 6 and 7, the European Commission, with the participation of Portuguese authorities and the support of the Champalimaud Foundation, organised in Lisbon...

Two years after the NYT’s ‘Year of the MOOC’: how much do we actually...

Ed: Does research on MOOCs differ in any way from existing research on online learning? Rebecca: Despite the hype around MOOCs to date, there are...

What are the limitations of learning at scale? Investigating information diffusion and network vulnerability...

Millions of people worldwide are currently enrolled in courses provided on large-scale learning platforms (aka ‘MOOCs’), typically collaborating in online discussion forums with thousands...

Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain’s internet is firmly stuck in the 20th...

The quality of rural internet access in the UK, or lack of it, has long been a bone of contention. Reposted from The Conversation.   The...

Designing Internet technologies for the public good

Computers have developed enormously since the Second World War: alongside a rough doubling of computer power every two years, communications bandwidth and storage capacity...

What explains the worldwide patterns in user-generated geographical content?

The geographies of codified knowledge have always been uneven, affording some people and places greater voice and visibility than others. While the rise of...

The sum of (some) human knowledge: Wikipedia and representation in the Arab World

Wikipedia currently contains over 9 million articles in 272 languages, far surpassing any other publicly available information repository. Being the first point of contact...

Mapping the Local Geographies of Digital Inequality in Britain

Britain has one of the largest Internet economies in the industrial world. The Internet contributes an estimated 8.3% to Britain’s GDP (Dean et al....