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News, News, News

This blog has been terribly neglected in the last few months (apologies!) but I have some exciting news to share: I received my doctorate from the University of St. Gallen in February 2016 and was fortunate enough to be one of … Continue reading

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Twitter’s image problem

I often see people praising Twitter for its usefulness, coolness and relevance – ironically mostly on Twitter itself. In the context of science, for example, Twitter can make conferences more enjoyable and interactive, allows for self-promotion and is an excellent tool to stay … Continue reading

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Connected Life 2015 – A Storify Conference Review

Here’s the link to my first Storify: sfy.co/q0Uh0 This is a summary of a very good conference I attended today. Enjoy the read – and the nice pictures!

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Towards a Computer Science Publication Model in the Social Sciences

In the next series of posts I argue how the publication system of my research area – Internet research with a background in media and communication as well as management – could profit from becoming more like the publication system … Continue reading

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The Ghettoization of Facebook

(Disclaimer: I first wanted to name this post “Applying dynamics of urban sociology to the Internet”… I think “The Ghettoization of Facebook” is much sexier, though) Can we analyze the digital sphere with the same concepts that have proved helpful in … Continue reading

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#ICA14: The Digital Divide and Big Data

At this year’s ICA conference in Seattle (pretty nice city, btw!) I laid a strong focus on the digital divide. Not only did I attend the pre-conference on 20 years of digital divide research (http://www.icahdq.org/conf/2014/aroundtheworldcfp.asp) and present a paper there; I … Continue reading

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Self-disclosure and the “art” of not losing friends on SNS

Reading a little bit of self-disclosure and privacy literature recently, I asked myself (and you, readers!): What’s the best way for not losing friends on Facebook? Thinking very strategically, I should probably thoroughly analyze my social network (using social network analysis) … Continue reading

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