Hey! I’m on the radio in 5 minutes!
The latest series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series Digital Human started when I was on the first part of leave, and we’re already at episode three of six. (I’m back to finish off the remaining three, and then disappearing again…)
Enormous congratulations to Prof Mark Graham and Prof Bill Dutton on the publication of Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives. I was honoured to have been invited to contribute a chapter to this new Internet Studies bible, in which I describe the Internet as the modern catch-all boogeyman. In fact (I argue) these accusations are unjustified.
PhD abstract: Social Network and Social Psychological Processes in the Diffusion of Belief and Behaviour on the Web
is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. Her new book, Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You looks at the psychology research behind the claims about the positive and negative forces of the digital age.
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You can find Aleks all over the Web.
I’m haunted by the mis-information that’s out there about what the internet is “doing” to us. I’ve made it my career as a social psychologist to look closely at the claims made in public and behind the walls of the ivory tower, examining research about what drives and influences us and how today’s drivers and influencers might be different from those pre-web.
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I’ve been away for eight weeks but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. I’ve been working on a new, top secret, personal long-term project that I expect will distract me for a lifetime.
- Our Halloween plan was to dress Edwin the dog as a lobster & take him for a walk. Fell asleep at 8. Next year, my surrealist little friend.
- Crazy proud of @benhammersley for the debut of his latest @BBCWorld series, #cybercrimes. Watch! Globally! Watch! http://t.co/kSWH1iE49D
- @dumbledad might be more, depending on how much I eat (i.e how low my peanut butter willpower is today)
- @RipleyKH in the Situation Room, I wager. Attagirl.
- Celery's most noble purpose: peanut butter delivery device. http://t.co/yrr0UrR70E
- @feraldata By rereading Essential Feminist Reader again and again and sharing it with those that matter!
- DigiTumblrBot: Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree http://t.co/oa4vTNP8Qz
- The @BBCr4today debate re feminism is almost identical to WEB DuBois' 1919 essay "Damnation of Women". 100yrs later, we have not moved on.
Our award-winning science programme, The Digital Human returns to BBC Radio 4 next week, on Monday 7th April 2014 at 4:30pm GMT. We’re super excited about the issues we’re covering over the next six weeks – as we have been about the previous 28 episodes! – as we continue to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century.
- Paul McKay on [BBC Radio 4] Digital Human wins at the Radio Academy Awards
- David N. Andrews MEd, CPSE on [Academic] Dissertation - Social Influence in Second Life: Social Network and Social Psychological Processes in the Diffusion of Belief and Behaviour on the Web
- Nigel on [BBC Radio 4] Digital Human wins at the Radio Academy Awards
- Pat Townshend on [BBC Radio 4] Digital Human wins at the Radio Academy Awards
- Benjamin Ellis on [PhD] Internet Research Ethics: studying contagion and large networks online