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What’s Inside September 2011:

New websites New articles on 2011 social media and riots Media usage statistics

NEW SURVEYS ON INTERNET USAGE. The latest Oxford Internet Survey has just been released http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/ . It refers to a next generation user as accessing the internet via portable devices and using several devices. The survey also offers a snapshot of who uses the internet, how and why. Past reports http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/oxis/ on the website allow time changes to be tracked. other useful Internet use surveys are the Pew Internet and American Life report. http://pewinternet.org/ The World Internet Project http://www.worldinternetproject.net/

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Almost Wikipedia: What Eight Collaborative Encyclopedia Projects Reveal About Mechanisms of Collective Online http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/event s/luncheon/2011/10/makohill lecture Berkman Center for Internet and Society

N EW AR TI CLE S SOCI AL M EDIA AND REVOLUTION Use of social media by Occupy wall street protestors http://mashable.com/2011/10/19/ occupy-wall-street-hackathons-2/ . Interesting article and links to intiatives from Mashable The Occupy London Stock Exchange website http://occupylsx.org/?page_id=2 also has twitter and facebook sites.


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And a livestream. Explore the links to ses other uses of social media such as Flickr. There is also an interesting Sound Cloud site http://soundcloud.com/occupylsx Aswat https://www.aswat.com/en/about Website which aims to offer a place for activists and reformers from the Middle East and Africa to post news and exchange viewpoints. It has a resource library of free how to guides and training courses for activists. More interesting for researchers are the blogs. Which contain citizen journalism comment. Bloggers include individuals from Egypt, Yemen and the Middle East so it includes up to date comment on the Arab spring. Also useful for this type of coverage is Global Voices online http://globalvoicesonline.org/ which has many citizen journalism postings from around the world there is a special section for the Egyptian protests http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcov erage/egypt-protests-2011/

NEW STATISTICS ON MEDIA USAGE

Website has infographic on number of facebook users. http://www.websitemonitoring.com/blog/2011/10/14/face book-facts-and-figures-2011infographic/ 2011 Social Media Consumer Trend Report experian http://www.experian.com/simmons -research/register-2011-socialmedia-consumer-trend-simmonsrpt.html -free registration required The Relationship Between Social Media Buzz and TV Ratings Neilsen research. http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/onli ne_mobile/the-relationship-betweensocial-media-buzz-and-tv-ratings/

Internet and Privacy/ security Social media or digital narcissism? http://www.ejc.net/magazine/artic le/social_media_or_digital_narcissis m/ an interesting article from the European journalism Centre which disccuses a controversial project by the project by the Dutch visual artist Willem Popelier called show room girls http://www.willempopelier.nl/show roomgirls.html in which he uses the Internet to trace the identity of 2 14 year old girls who had their photographs taken by a shop webcam. Further information can also be seen on the gallery website. http://www.foam.org/whatsnext#21211


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MEDIA PIRACY

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies http://piracy.ssrc.org/the-report/ is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia published by the Social Science Research Council INTERNET ACCESS

The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices� report from Internet Society (ISOC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO. Summary online. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/co mmunication-andinformation/resources/news-and-infocus-articles/allnews/news/local_content_internet_ development_and_access_prices_ne w_study_presented_at_igf_2011/

All the articles listed in this newsletter are free but did you know you can also search for articles using the library’s subscription databases.

This month Factiva https://catalogue.lse.ac.uk/Record/129 3711 Newspaper database extensive English language and foreign coverage. Emphasis upon business and trade news. No news alerts. Note the LSE is trailling this service and only has 5 concurrent log ins. If you see a log in box on the right

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Media and communications reports October 2011