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New paper out

Abstract This article is a critical study of the Facebook pages of politicians as public spheres using Dahlberg’s notion of contestation. A method is implemented inspired by qualitative content analysis and including focus groups in order to study citizen comments … Continue reading

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Early thoughts on brain training apps

I have been very intrigued recently by emerging brain training apps (Lumosity, Elevate etc.) that promises to increase your cognitive skills based on proven research. These apps allegedly boost your brain capacity in a digital environment almost like Keanu in the Matrix (“I know … Continue reading

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You are who you know

I recently tried to map my social network on Facebook using a Facebook crawler (Netvizz) and Gephi to visualise.  I actually found the map to be rather precise, though a few individuals are left out on this map (I filtered people who had fewer than … Continue reading

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