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#AoIR2016 – Your First AoIR Conference?

#AoIR2016 had 535 full conference attendees from 30 countries. This included 331 first time attendees! Each year AoIR welcomes many new researchers. Take a peek at the CFP for #AoIR2017.  Will we meet you this October?

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Facebook’s accidental ‘death’ of users reminds us to plan for digital death

Facebook’s accidental ‘death’ of users reminds us to plan for digital death (republished with permission from The Conversation.) Tama Leaver, Curtin University The accidental “death” of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and millions of other Facebook users is a timely reminder

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AoIR’s YouTube Channel and Travel Scholarships

We are happy to announce the newest AoIR social media platform – YouTube! Subscribe to our YouTube channel get first access to our videos.   As we approach the holiday season, a time of great generosity, we want to show

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Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship (republished with permission from The Conversation.) Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents

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Trump and why emotion triumphs over fact when everyone is the media

Trump and why emotion triumphs over fact when everyone is the media (republished with permission from The Conversation) Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia The playwright Arthur Miller mused in 1961: “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking

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2016 Nancy Baym Book Award

The Nancy Baym Book Award for 2016 is presented to Whitney Phillips for This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (MIT Press) (2015). The committee, which included Nancy Baym, Tama

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Early Bird Registration and Other Important AoIR2016 Updates

Hi everyone! So, I’m looking at the calendar, and I want to share with you some quick updates on our planning for AoIR 2016, and some important dates. The Conference This year’s conference theme is Internet Rules! Our diligent German

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Registration Is Open for AoIR 2016

The AoIR 2016 conference committee is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Berlin conference, Internet Rules!, October 5-8 at Humboldt University, being hosted by our colleagues at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the

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Announcing: New Association Coordinator

It is with sadness that I announce that Courtney Bennett, AoIR’s Association Coordinator, is stepping down in her role for family reasons. She has been tremendously helpful in her time with AoIR, and we wish her much luck in her

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