Tag Archives: internet

Nov 22 2013

The harm of digital pornography in real lives

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It’s a stunning scene, yet an everyday occurrence. Two British teenage boys explain the different categories of hard core pornography available to them with a couple of clicks online. Then one of them laments that he can’t have a real … Continue reading

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Nov 7 2013

What principles should guide regulation in the Internet age?

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Only 3% of internet users have internet speeds slower than 2 mpbs and are without access to good broadband connections, which means that the internet has become not only increasingly pervasive but also far more accessible than it was before. … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2012

Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You – Aleks Krotoski at Polis LSE next Tuesday

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How are ‘relevance’ and ‘value’ constructed by Google? How are ‘self-expression’ and ‘relationships’ constructed by Facebook? Aleks Krotoski, academic, journalist, and host of BBC Radio 4′s The Digital Human science series and the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast, explores these questions … Continue reading

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Nov 16 2012

How We All Win In The Digital Wars – Charles Arthur at Polis LSE

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Charles Arthur goes way back in the technology industry. He recalls meeting Bill Gates for the first time in 1985. Microsoft was still a small company then, PCs just having started to come into general use. The idea of a … Continue reading

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Oct 22 2012

Contentious politics, stratified society and the elusive public: myths and reality of Chinese media (guest blog)

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In China there there are vast amounts of people online, the Government has control but social media is changing politics. That’s the consensus view but in this article, LSE’s Bingchun Meng tackles what she sees as some of the misunderstandings … Continue reading

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Sep 18 2012

“Imagining The Internet: communication, innovation and governance” by Robin Mansell (book review)

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Just before the beginning of the 21st century when I was working in a state of the art TV newsroom I remember having to ask to use the Internet. There were only a few terminals so we had to take … Continue reading

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Jul 18 2012

Signs Of Struggle: The Power of Online Protest in Russia (guest blog)

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                        This photo is just one example of a recent upsurge in Internet activism in Russia. Polis Summer School student Anna-Verena Nosthoff reports.

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May 7 2012

Non-User President: Will @PutinRussia replace @MedvedevRussia? (guest blog)

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On May 7 Russia got an old-new President and a new Prime Minister. Among the many differences between the members of the so-called “Russian tandem”, there is one that is less visible, but important. It is the approach of Vladimir … Continue reading

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Apr 29 2012

New Media’s Mid-Life Crisis (thoughts from four sessions at the Perugia International Journalism Festival #IFJ12

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New media is entering middle age. We’ve all dropped the ‘new’ bit and instead talk about ‘social’ and ‘semantic’ as Web 3.0 becomes reality. Yet while digital communications are triumphing and networked journalism blossoms in this media mid-life, we are … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2012

Kony2012 and the digital challenge to the public sphere (new research paper)

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This is a short early draft extract from a much longer paper I am writing for the International Broadcasting Trust on the future of the ‘public sphere’ in the digital age. In other words, how does our ability to communicate … Continue reading

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