Because it’s just six years old, Twitter has been around for only one U.S. presidential election, in 2008. As the tide of Twitter users swells and the political stakes rise, candidates will increasingly use this social media platform to enhance our perception of their popularity and tarnish that of their opponents. There is ample opportunity to spread misinformation cheaply, argue Wellesley College computer scientists Panagiotis “Takis” Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj, in the journal Science this week. Metaxas, who says his students’ willingness to believe information on the Internet brought him to examine the issue, says that the ability to manipulate social media and search results remains underappreciated by the media and the public. IEEE Spectrum: Has social media manipulation increased with the current election? Panagiotis Metaxas: In the past, I have done research on specific cases. Computer Scientist Warns of Social Media Manipulation in U.S. Election
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Even though Service Design is a fairly young discipline, already a lot of research has been done about the topic and has been put into words. Please find a collection of those texts available for download below. You can click on the titles respectively for download. We hope you enjoy them! Service Design Network
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Measuring the Information Society 2012 For the fourth consecutive year, this report presents two authoritative benchmarking tools to monitor information society developments worldwide. The ICT Development Index (IDI) ranks 155 countries’ performance with regard to information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and uptake. Measuring the Information Society
Related Content Browse this Topic: Queue on Reddit Failures happen, and resilience drills help organizations prepare for them. Kripa Krishnan, Google Weathering the Unexpected
Digital Copyright Exchange feasibility study October 2012 As part of Phase One of the Digital Copyright Exchange Feasibility Study, organisations were invited to submit evidence on the claim that copyright licensing was not fit for purpose for the digital age. The submitted responses, with the exception of confidential submissions, are listed in alphabetical order by surname or company/organisation name. The views expressed in these submissions are those of the individuals or companies that submitted responses to the Call for Evidence and are not the views of the IPO/Government. July 2012 Today Richard Hooper published Copyright Works: streamlining copyright licensing for the digital age
Smart cities get their own operating system 30 September 2011Last updated at 12:23 By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Smart cities with devices chatting to each other may dot the planet in the near future Cities could soon be looking after their citizens all by themselves thanks to an operating system designed for the metropolis. The Urban OS works just like a PC operating system but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly.
Par Hubert Guillaud le 12/10/11 | 5 commentaires | 1,862 lectures | Impression Il n’est pas étonnant que ce soit sous le mandat de Mike Bloomberg que New York ait adopté une approche plus orientée donnée, estime Alex Howard pour O’Reilly Radar, car c’est sur cette déclaration de mission que Bloomberg a fondé son entreprise de données financières. En effet, à l’origine Mike Bloomberg a fondé sa société avec la conviction que l’accès à l’information transformerait les marchés. Est-il en passe d’user du même crédo pour la ville de New York dont il est maire ? En quelques années, New York est devenu l’épicentre de nombreuses expériences en matière de gouvernance, de participation citoyenne, de budgets participatifs, rappelle Alex Howard… Tant et si bien que New York voit son avenir comme une plateforme de données.
I wrote about Google’s response to Apple’s Siri voice assistant several months ago and over the last couple weeks I received further details about the secret project. For starters it is codenamed Majel, which comes from Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, better known as the voice of the Federation Computer from Star Trek. Majel is an evolution of Google’s Voice Actions that is currently available on most Android phones with the addition of natural language processing. Where Voice Actions required you to issue specific commands like “send text to…” or “navigate to…”, Majel will allow you to perform actions in your natural language similar to how Siri functions. Speaking of actions, it sounds like only Google search queries will be included with the initial release, that could come as soon as this year. Google’s response to Siri is codenamed Majel, could be released by end of year
By Brian Solis On January 20, 2012 It’s a new year, a new blog, and a new set of predictions to set goals and expectations for 2012. I won’t bother you with the top 10 emerging social networks or apps to focus time and resources. 2012: The Year for Digital Darwinism
Pillars Of Gaming: Game Functionality And Systems Round-Up [Future Of Gaming] In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, the PSFK consulting team noticed that in an effort to make their games more compelling and accessible to a wider audience, developers are using a combination of natural user interfaces, digital technologies and networked sensors to create new game play experiences. These systems are bridging the gap between virtual and physical game environments and offering more opportunities to incorporate gaming into every day life. Below are the key trends falling under ‘Game Functionality And Systems’. Gesture-Based Gaming Multi-Screen Experiences Mixing Realities
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