Algorithmed Public Spheres

Guest talk by Annie Waldherr (U Münster) at the Hans Bredow Institute

From the series Computational Social Science @ Hans Bredow Institute: Monday, 4 September 2017, 17:00 – 18:00 Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung (third floor meeting room) Rothenbaumchaussee 36, Hamburg https://goo.gl/maps/yssnRekyRRQ2 Bringing theory to data with agent-based modeling Annie Waldherr, U Münster Long before the terms „big data“ and „data science“ have been coined, Naisbitt (1982, p. 24) stated…

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How significant is algorithmic personalization in searches for political parties and candidates?

by Cornelius Puschmann This is a crosspost with the HIIG blog. Be sure to read the second part of the series for further analysis. Also see this post (in German) for Katharina’s Zweig’s analysis of the data. The issue Among the many things we do online, search is probably the most ubiquitous. Beyond messaging, entertainment,…

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Announcing the postdoctoral research network Algorithmed Public Spheres

Algorithms have emerged both as a prominent object of academic study and a fixture in the public imagination in recent years. As the use of digital media permeates all areas of life, at least for those citizens who own a smartphone and have regular access to the internet, the processes by which digital media is…

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