Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff

Is social media changing democracy? A talk by Wendy Hall

A video recording of a talk given by Professor Dame Wendy Hall on the relationship between politics and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

She discusses the situation on the eve of the UK referendum on whether to leave the European Union, in which most of the opinion polls were either too close to call or narrowly pointing to a remain vote, but that analysis of social media on the eve of the referendum pointed to a leave result.

This talk took place on the eve of the 2016 US presidential elections. Professor Hall talks about how, similarly to the UK referendum, in contrast to opinion polls, analysis of social media points to a Trump victory……………..

Web Science Manifesto

A manifesto for Web Science by Professors Wendy Hall, Jim Hendler and Steffen Staab, in which they discuss the challenges relating to the World Wide Web such as cyber-crime and privacy, and propose ways to address these challenges, for example through regulation.

The Role of Data Science in Web Science

A paper by Christopher Phethean, Elena Simperl, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati and Wendy Hall on the use of Data Science in Web Science. The similarities, differences and overlaps between the two disciplines are presented. The authors discuss how Data Science can be used for research in Web Science, for example to examine user behaviour and analyse information flows.