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Motivations of Citizen Scientists – A Quantitative Investigation of Forum Participation

12 October 2014

A research paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Elena Simperl and Nigel Shadbolt, describing an analysis of the citizen science discussion forum Galaxy Zoo. Citizen science is a term which describes the enabling of citizens to participate in research using their own personal equipment. The study investigates the characteristics of people who participate in citizen science and the factors that affect participation.

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"Web pioneer Dame Wendy Hall on the future of the internet"

04 October 2014

Wendy Hall interviewed in the Life and Arts section of the FT. She discusses the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science, personal data, cyber crime and women in IT.

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Collective Intelligence in Citizen Science – A Study of Performers and Talkers

14 September 2014

A paper by Ramine Tinati, Max Van Kleek, Elena Simperl, Markus Luczak-Roesch and Nigel Shadbolt, on online citizen science projects, in which volunteers help solve problems in a wide range of scientific areas using their own I.T.

The authors describe a research project to examine whether the volunteers’ participation in online discussion forums influences the likelihood of a solution being found to the problem.

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Examining Wikipedia across Linguistic and Temporal Borders

06 September 2014

A paper by Ramine Tinati, Paul Gaskell, Thanassis Tiropanis, Olivier Phillipe and Wendy Hall which presents a framework for addressing cultural and language barriers when studying human activity on a global scale.

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Keynote talk by Nigel Shadbolt at Wikimania 2014 on Social Machines

25 August 2014

A video of Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt’s talk at Wikimania 2014 in which he discusses the Social Machines project SOCIAM and explains why Wikipedia is a Social Machine.

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