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CFP When the City Meets the Citizens Workshop at ICWSM 2013

A bunch of great people (and me) are organizing a workshop at the upcoming ICWSM conference. If you are interested in cities and social media, make sure you submit your work! :)

Here is the CFP:

The 2nd When the City Meets the Citizens Workshop:

Big Data and the Study of the Urban Habitat

Boston, July 11th 2013 (WCMCW)

In conjunction with the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)

http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_project.php?id=4394

Big News! I am joining the Social Media Information Lab at Rutgers University

I am super excited to announce that I will be joining Mor Naaman‘s team of researchers in the Social Media Information Lab at Rutgers University for a Post-Doc position this year.

I have been following the awesome research they have been doing there for some time now and after meeting the people in person I can full heartedly say I couldn’t have asked for a better place to continue my research in the study of Social Media and Cities.

I am so lucky to join this fabulous group of talented researchers and I can already see this year is going to be absolutely amazing!

Our Livehoods Research Project is now online!

Check it out at livehoods.org

In the Name of Software Morality

Twitterville, the blogosphere, and many tech news outlets were gushing this week after a Cult of Mac write up regarding an iPhone app with the quite literal name “Girls Around Me“. This app that was introduced to Apple’s app store not long ago was quickly removed after a press backlash. At first glance, this app does not offer a novel technology. It merely aggregates people’s publicly shared check-in information from foursquare and match it with the user’s Facebook information to gather additional details. Sounds simple, right? Read More

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Visualizing Instagram at the ICWSM Social Media Visualization Workshop

I’m super excited about presenting our Instagram visualization paper at the upcoming ICWSM conference in Dublin.  The program is already online and it looks great: http://www.icwsm.org/2012/program/program