We reached an important milestone November last year, with our 1,000th VOSON registered user!
Robert Ackland and Mahin Raissi gave seminar presentations at the Department of Communication, Radboud University Nijmegen. Robert presented on his Twitter research and Mahin presented on her PhD research into social capital, social influence and successful ageing (using data from the AuSON Facebook application). We are very thankful to
Robert Ackland gave a seminar presentation on "Social Media and the Network Structure of Social Capital" at the Social Policy Unit, School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland.The same presentation was given on November 2012, at the ANU's Social Psychology Spring Workshop "Considering social capital: Perspectives across the social and behavioural sciences".
ANU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant awarded for the "Computational Social Science Weblab".
Dr Robert Ackland and Lexing Xie (Computer Science, ANU) were awarded an ANU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant for the "Computational Social Science Weblab".Computational Social Science is an emerging field involving the application of network science and computational approaches to the analysis of large-scale datasets collected fro
The VOSON Lab have released a Facebook application called Australian Seniors' Online Networks (AuSON), which will help shed light on how Australian seniors are using the Facebook social networking site to connect with friends and family, and the relationship between social networks and successful ageing.Once the AuSON Facebook application is installed, it
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)