What caused the London riots?

On Wednesday next week I have been invited ???on air??? at the London studio of the Russian state international radio broadcaster Voice of Russia to talk about social media and its impact on politics. I???ve been told that one of the areas we???ll cover w…

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Like Minds 2011 Overview

The following post is a really basic summary of just some of the things I made a note of during my time at the Like Minds conference last week. There???s a lot that I???ve missed from this piece, mostly because I was probably too absorbed with what pe…

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Can social media predict the stock market?

A recent Money Week article studies whether web based data from search engines and social media can be used to predict future behaviour. Similarly, other academic researchers have discovered that mentions of political candidates on Twitter are goo…

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