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1 Why Facebook matters and what you need to know about digital Esra Dogramaci, Senior Digital Editor, Deutsche Welle, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Esra Dogramaci 08 May 2017
2 Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them) In this talk, Prof Phil Howard explains how we are targeted and manipulated by social media and bots trying to influence voter behaviour. Philip Howard 18 Apr 2017
3 Creative Commons Investigative journalism in the age of social news Tom Warren, investigations correspondent, BuzzFeed UK gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Tom Warren 10 Mar 2017
4 #NeverHillary vs #NeverTrump The US Election on Social Media Panel Discussion Philip N Howard, Gemma Joyce, Matthew Lee Anderson, Yin Yin Lu 01 Feb 2017
5 How do we stop our social media obsession from making us a target for crime? How vulnerable are we to crime by the statuses we post on our social accounts? Jason Nurse 17 Jan 2017
6 Creative Commons Blogging and Social Media in Criminology Sarah Turnbull and Ines Hasselberg, Centre for Criminology, give a talk for the Centre for Criminology seminar series on 5th June 2015. Sarah Turnbull, Ines Hasselberg 29 Nov 2016
7 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Kurdish translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
8 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Arabic translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
9 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (English) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
10 Politics by Numbers: How Social Media Shape Collective Action Professor Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor of Society and the Internet, University of Oxford gives a talk on social media and how it can shape collective action. Helen Margetts 28 Jul 2016
11 Social media and protests in Turkey Esra Dogramaci, digital consultant, BBC World Service Digital and Technology group gives a talk for the Reuters Institute semianbr series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Esra Dogramaci 21 Jan 2016
12 Creative Commons Social Media: The use of your online information for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! Social media, everyone uses it, whether it is to connect with long lost friends on Facebook, or to share selfies on Instagram or Twitter! In this talk, I consider the positives & negatives, security & privacy and how it can be used supportively. Jason Nurse 14 Dec 2015
13 Creative Commons ISIS in the Eyes of the World-Wide Arab Community on Social Media: Between Sentiment and Foreign Fighters Using social media to analyse public opinion toward ISIS in the Arab community Luigi Curini, Stefano Iacus, Max Smeets 14 Oct 2015
14 Creative Commons The spread of news in the age of social media RISJ seminar by Jonathan Bright, research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute. Jonathan Bright 08 May 2015
15 Creative Commons Tracking Your Impact Dr Kathryn Eccles discusses her knowledge exchange work with TORCH and comments on the various ways you can monitor the impact of your projects. Kathryn Eccles 16 Feb 2015
16 Creative Commons IWM's 'Computer Club': Engaging staff with Digital Technologies Simon Delafond and Jesse Alter explore the exciting staff initiative ('Computer Club') led at the Imperial War Museums which encourages colleagues to use digital technologies to support and enhance their work. Simon Delafond, Jesse Alter 16 Feb 2015
17 Creative Commons Bringing WW1 History into the Present with Twitter Mechthild Herzog discusses how Twitter can be harnessed to engage large audiences with WW1 history in a range of creative ways. Mechthild Herzog 16 Feb 2015
18 Creative Commons Facebook Pages that Work Liz McCarthy discusses a range of strategies for maximising the reach and effectiveness of your Facebook page. Elizabeth McCarthy 16 Feb 2015
19 Social Media: A Critical Introduction Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media at Westminster University, leads the discussion of his recently published book Social Media: A Critical Introduction, which navigates the controversies and contradictions of the complex digital media landscape. Christian Fuchs 22 Oct 2014
20 Creative Commons RunCoCo: how to run a community collection online Find out about “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing since 2007. The RunCoCo service at the University of Oxford University shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community. Patrick Penzo, Alun Edwards, Ylva Berglund Prytz, Stuart Lee 13 Oct 2014
21 Creative Commons Social Media and the Culture of Connectivity This lecture by Professor José van Dijck reflects on how social media have become normalized in everyday life. José van Dijck 28 May 2014
22 New Media, New Civics? Ethan Zuckerman explores contemporary anxieties about "a crisis in civics" and look at the idea that civics is changing along with digital media. Ethan Zuckerman 03 Mar 2014
23 How Do People Interact with Virtual Environments? Andrew Przybylski discusses the motivational dynamics of how people approach ICTs, social media and video games. Andrew Przybylski 12 Feb 2014
24 Does Social Media Use Change the Type of News We Receive? Jonathan Bright explores the impact of social media on news consumption. He examines how social media users choose what to share, how this varies by platform, and what the implications may be for the type of news coverage that people receive. Jonathan Bright 12 Feb 2014
25 Humanitarian campaigns in social media: network architectures and Kony 2012 as a polymedia event An assessment of the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action, drawing on analysis of the phenomenally popular and controversial Kony 2012 campaign. Mirca Madianou 16 Jan 2014
26 Disjunctures and Connections: Case Studies of How Techno-politics Make and Cut Networks In a development context, the ways in which new media objects (eg ICTs) are defined in relation to other objects, people and institutions map out new figurations of power and connection, that revalue and recombine political agency. Don Slater 16 Jan 2014
27 Development 2.0 and beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 Dr Thompson addresses some of the opportunities and contradictions presented by ICT4D and considers some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field. Mark Thompson 16 Jan 2014
28 New Media, New Civics? Ethan Zuckerman explores contemporary anxieties about "a crisis in civics" and looks at the idea that civics is changing along with digital media to become more participatory and inclusive, but harder to understand and predict. Ethan Zuckerman 10 Jan 2014
29 The strengths and weaknesses of social media Jamie Bartlett, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series Jamie Bartlett 09 Dec 2013
30 Creative Commons How Youtube is being used as a platform to share opinions and experiences of a controversial treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Brandon O'Neill, DPhil Candidate, PCHS, gives a lecture on treating Multiple Sclerosis and how social media is being used to share experiences of patients. Brandon O'Neill 16 Jul 2013
31 Creative Commons Verifying social media information in real time: from the UK riots to the Boston bombings, via Hurricane Sandy Farida Vis, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the RISJ seminar series on social media and the news on June 12th 2013. Farida Vis 02 Jul 2013
32 Creative Commons Development 2.0 and beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 Dr Thompson addresses some of the opportunities and contradictions presented by ICT4D and considers some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field. Mark Thompson 30 Apr 2013
33 Disjunctures and Connections: Case Studies of How Techno-politics Make and Cut Networks In a development context, the ways in which new media objects (eg ICTs) are defined in relation to other objects, people and institutions map out new figurations of power and connection, that revalue and recombine political agency. Don Slater 30 Apr 2013
34 Humanitarian campaigns in social media: network architectures and Kony 2012 as a polymedia event An assessment of the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action, drawing on analysis of the phenomenally popular and controversial Kony 2012 campaign. Mirca Madianou 30 Apr 2013
35 Creative Commons Open Journalism, Social Media and the England Riots Paul Lewis, Special Projects Editor, Guardian, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism seminar series on ope journalism, social media and the England Riots. Paul Lewis 04 Feb 2013
36 Creative Commons Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the swine flu pandemic in 2009 (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Patty Kostkova discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Patty Kostkova 02 Jan 2013
37 Creative Commons Use of Twitter in UK Local Government (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Panos Panagiotopoulos discusses use of Twitter in UK local government during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Panos Panagiotopoulos 02 Jan 2013
38 Creative Commons Space-Time as a Sampling Condition for New Social Media Research (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Luke Sloan discusses space-time as a sampling condition for new social media research during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Luke Sloan 02 Jan 2013
39 Creative Commons Social Media Research for Policy Making (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Carl Miller discusses development of effective social media research for policy making during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Carl Miller 02 Jan 2013
40 The Social Economy: Unleashing Value and Productivity through Social Technologies Over 70 percent of companies are using social technologies in some way, however very few come anywhere close to achieving the full potential benefit. Drummond Bone, Michael Chui, James Manyika, Marc Ventresca 02 Jan 2013
41 Blogging and Twitter Elizabeth Eva Leach, Tutorial Fellow in Music at Oxford, disseminates her research through her blog as well as using Twitter to encourage succinct scholarly exchange. Elizabeth Eva Leach 26 Nov 2012
42 Creative Commons Social Media and your Career How can social media become career tools? In this talk Lucy Hawkins, Careers Adviser at the University of Oxford, reveals the techniques of how to use social media for information gathering, active self-marketing and networking. Lucy Hawkins 26 Nov 2012
43 Creative Commons Copyright in the Digital Age Emily Goodhand is the Copyright and Compliance Officer at the University of Reading. She has a strong Twitter presence as @copyrightgirl and is Vice-Chairman of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). Emily Goodhand 26 Nov 2012
44 Creative Commons Rethinking impact with social media Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog "Postcards from..." in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando Sigona 26 Nov 2012
45 Creative Commons Rethinking impact with social media Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog "Postcards from..." in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando Sigona 26 Nov 2012
46 Creative Commons Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? Does using social media have an impact on disseminating your research papers? Dr Melissa Terras, UCL, gives her experiences and opinions on this question through her own personal findings. Melissa Terras 21 Nov 2012
47 Automated Analysis of Information and Social Networks from Social Media Data Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, gives a talk for the Oxford Internet Institute. Anatoliy Gruzd 06 Nov 2012
48 Creative Commons Networked journalism and the age of social discovery [2012] Nic Newman, former Future Media Controller, BBC and RISJ Visiting Fellow. Nic Newman 05 Nov 2012
49 Creative Commons Some people visit the Web. Other people live there. Using his own research on what motivates individuals to become more 'Resident' online, David White will explore the pros and cons of developing a professional online persona and what it takes to get started. David White 18 Oct 2012
50 Creative Commons Would you blog the truth? Peter Gill discusses the power of the blog for knowledge exchange and communicating the truth behind health research findings to wider audiences. Peter Gill 18 Oct 2012
51 Creative Commons What does Marcus du Sautoy do with Social Media? At the launch of the 'Engage' programme, Professor Marcus du Sautoy discusses the role that digital technologies play in his work as the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. Marcus du Sautoy 18 Oct 2012
52 Creative Commons Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field Mike Thelwall's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. Mike Thelwall 28 Mar 2012
53 Scammers on Online Dating Sites Monica Whitty discusses her recent work on dating scams, which has focused on attempting to identify a typology of victims, recognizing the techniques used by scammers, and also the psychological impact of the scams themselves. Monica Whitty, Bernie Hogan 28 Feb 2012
54 Presentation and Perception on Online Dating Sites Joseph Walther describes the hyperpersonal model and its relevance to the study of online dating. 'Idealisation' of perception and presentation online can facilitate the selection process, but may have unforseen consequences when people eventually meet. Joseph Walther, Nicole Ellison 28 Feb 2012
55 Presentation and Perception on Online Dating Sites Joseph Walther describes the hyperpersonal model and its relevance to the study of online dating. 'Idealisation' of perception and presentation online can facilitate the selection process, but may have unforseen consequences when people eventually meet. Joseph Walther, Nicole Ellison 28 Feb 2012
56 Partner Compatibility and Online Dating Sites Erina Lee discusses the importance of similarity between partners in terms of long-term relationship satisfaction. She discusses some compatibility dimensions that have been considered by eHarmony, as well as future directions for research. Bernie Hogan, Erina Lee 28 Feb 2012
57 Partner Compatibility and Online Dating Sites Erina Lee discusses the importance of similarity between partners in terms of long-term relationship satisfaction. She discusses some compatibility dimensions that have been considered by eHarmony, as well as future directions for research. Bernie Hogan, Erina Lee 28 Feb 2012
58 Creative Commons News in the Digital Age - How The Economist Fits In Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Tom Standage 12 Dec 2011
59 Social Media What is social-media, and how can I use it to benefit my business? Anna Storrs 14 Nov 2011
60 Beyond Authoritarianism: Ideologies and communication technologies in contemporary Ethiopia Iginio Gagliardone, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on the 7th June 2011. Iginio Gagliardone 19 Jul 2011
61 The Social Net(works?): Part 2: Friendship, Community and the Social Media Revolution Panel discussion on Social Media networks asking how are traditional understandings of community and friendship affected by new mediums for communication, especially within the context of Christianity. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Oxford. Robin Dunbar, Jenny Rutherford, Graham Ward, Joel Harrison 19 Jul 2011
62 The Social Net(works?) Friendship, Community and the Social Media Revolution Panel discussion on Social Media networks asking how are traditional understandings of community and friendship affected by new mediums for communication, especially within the context of Christianity. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Oxford. Robin Dunbar, Jenny Rutherford, Graham Ward, Joel Harrison 19 Jul 2011
63 The Social Net(works?): Part 1: Friendship, Community and the Social Media Revolution Panel discussion on Social Media networks asking how are traditional understandings of community and friendship affected by new mediums for communication, especially within the context of Christianity. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Oxford. Robin Dunbar, Jenny Rutherford, Graham Ward, Joel Harrison 19 Jul 2011
64 Creative Commons Investigative Journalism in the Age of Digital Reproduction Iain Overton, Manager Editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 11th May 2011. Iain Overton 07 Jun 2011
65 Al-Jazeera in North Africa and the MIddle East: the biggest media story ever? Richard Gizbert, Host and Producer, The Listening Post, Al-Jazeera English, gives a talk for the Reuter Institute seminar series on 4th May 2011. Richard Gizbert 07 Jun 2011
66 Authentic Assessment in the era of Social Media: ideas and applications from Internet Communications The emergence of Web 2.0-enabled social media online provides a new opportunity to develop assessments that match with, and draw upon students' engagement with online knowledge networking, creating new possibilities for 'authenticity' in assessment. Matthew Allen 18 May 2010
67 The Visitors and Residents Principle: A guide to assessing motivations towards the web An update to Prensky's 'Digital Natives' idea, taking the stand-point that individuals attitudes to the web are not primarily governed by age or technical skill. David White 25 Nov 2009
68 From Weblogs to Twitter: How Did We Get Where We Are Today and What Are the Main Impacts To Date? What are the most important milestones in the evolution of social media? What factors have shaped their successes and limitations? Kathryn Corrick, Dave Sifry, Bill Thompson, William Dutton 13 Nov 2009
69 The Growth of the Corporate Blog: 'Letting go' of Information Control or Maintaining the Official Line? What do companies expect to gain from maintaining an online 'social media' presence? What are the implications of these trends for the development of traditional public relations strategies and business journalism? Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, Kara Swisher, Simon Hampton, Mark Rogers 09 Nov 2009
70 Blogging at 20? The Future and Potential of Social Media If social media are the defining advance of Web 2.0, whereby the network-as-platform enabled users not just to download content but to create it, tag it and share it ... what will the next decade hold? Will we continue to Tweet? William Dutton, Nigel Shadbolt, Dave Sifry, Richard Allan 09 Nov 2009
71 Social Media, So What? Assessing the Impact of Blogs and Social Media Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on the socially egalitarian and politically democratic potential of social media. Have they lived up to the promises? Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Stefan Niggemeier, Evgeny Morozov, Richard Allan 30 Oct 2009
72 Breaking News: The Changing Relationship Between Blogs and Mainstream Media Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2008 on whether social media necessarily threaten traditional news media, and what, if anything they may have to offer in return. David Levy, Richard Sambrook, John Kelly, Jonathan Ford 30 Oct 2009
73 Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science Panel discussion on how social media have changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists, and how they have impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science. Felix Reed-Tsochas, Maxine Clarke, Ben Goldacre, Cameron Neylon 30 Oct 2009
74 Breaking News: The Changing Relationship Between Blogs and Mainstream Media Among the traditional media, blogs and other contributions to citizen journalism have for a long time been regarded as posing a significant threat to 'quality' news reporting ... is this a valid view? What (if anything) can social media offer? David Levy, Richard Sambrook, John Kelly, Jonathan Ford 07 Oct 2009
75 Social Media, So What? Assessing the Impact of Blogs and Social Media Can Web 2.0 tools (eg blogs, social networking and wikis) enhance our democratic freedoms? Or can we dismiss the socially egalitarian and politically democratic potential of these social media? Have any significant social impacts been ignored so far? Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Stefan Niggemeier, Evgeny Morozov, Richard Allan 07 Oct 2009
76 Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science How have social media changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists? Are they challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators? How have they impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science? Felix Reed-Tsochas, Maxine Clarke, Ben Goldacre, Cameron Neylon 07 Oct 2009