CFP: Studying Social Media and Digital Infrastructures: a workshop-within-a-conference

part of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50) paper submission deadline: June 15, 2016, 11:59pm HST.    For fifty years, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been a home for researchers in the information, computer, and system sciences ( The 50th anniversary event will be held January 4-7, 2017, […]

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Can Software be “free”? – Taking the case of Qabel as an opportunity to discuss liberty and software freedom.

Recently Matthias Kirschner, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), has renewed his critique of talking about open source software or open licenses in relation to the encryption software called Qabel. He emphasizes that its Qabel Public License (QaPL) is “neither approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a Free Software license nor […]

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Spanish Translation: Jeff Pooley’s “Investigaciones Sobre Los Medios de Información Deben Ser Actualizadas- Artículos Iterativos Para un Mundo Que Cambia Rápido”

Los estudiantes en mi clase de Medios Sociales se ríen a carcajadas cuando un artículo que estamos leyendo presenta a MySpace como objeto de. MySpace se presenta todo el tiempo, y también Dodgeball, Flickr, y Orkut. Se ríen cuando cuando hay una mención casual de Digg- que tuvo ciclos do éxito y fracaso. Yo los […]

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A Botifesto

We live in a world of bots. Generally speaking, these sets of algorithms are responsible for so much on the backend of the internet, from making Google searches possible to filling up your spam folder. But an emergent kind of bot, capable of interacting with humans and acting on their behalf, is playing a more […]

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