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The Privacy Challenges and Ethical Dimensions of Big Data Research – Lee Rainie, Director of research for Technology at the Pew Research Center

Lee Rainie Talk Purdue

On April 4, 2016, at 10:30 in LWSN 1142 Lee Rainie, the Director of Research for Technology and Internet at the Pew Research Center, will give a talk about the Privacy challenges and ethical dimensions of Big Data Research. The


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Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets

The first major publication of the KredibleNet project is out. The volume  Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods discusses the emerging trends in defining, measuring, and operationalizing reputation as a new and essential component


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Howard Welser on overcoming the iron law of oligarchy

Purdue University, University Hall

Presentation organized for the CyberCenter / Brian Lamb School of Communication Talk Series, February 19, 2014, Purdue University, West Lafayette More than one hundred years ago, Robert Michels (1911) observed that even organizations based on the strongest democratic principles tend


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Call for chapter proposals for edited book on tools, methods, and algorithms for supporting trust, credibility, and transparent authorship in social media knowledge markets

The Project KredibleNet is soliciting manuscripts for an edited volume to be published in the new Computational Social Science Series, by Springer Verlag. The volume editors are Sorin Adam Matei (Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University), Martha Russell (MediaX,


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