Dr Maurice Vergeer (Radboud University Nijmegen) gave an ADSRI seminar presentation on Online political communication in elections: The use of party and candidate websites and social media in election campaigns.The presentation focuses on findings of several studies on how politicians use website
Robert Ackland and Mathieu O'Neil have been awarded the 2012 Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA) Paper Award for their article "Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement", which was published in Social Networks in 2011.
May 2012 - Chengjun Wang, a visiting PhD student from the Web Mining Lab at the City University of Hong Kong, presented on "Jumping over network threshold: News diffusion on news sharing website" at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO)
Robert Ackland gave the following presentations:
Dr Robert Ackland appointed founding member of the Science Council of the Web Foundation's Web Index project.
A/Professor Robert Ackland has been appointed a founding member of the Science Council of the Web Foundation's Web Index project. The Web Index will assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, allowing for comparisons of trends over time and benchmarking performance across countries.
Hai Liang and Lingfei Wu, visiting PhD students from the Web Mining Lab at the City University of Hong Kong, presented at the ADSRI seminar. Hai presented on "The structure of public expression and issue rise: Participation heterogeneity, concentration,
Robert Ackland attended the Third International Workshop on Network Theory: Web Science Meets Network Science.The workshop was organised by the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Laboratory, NU, the