Making Sense of Algorithmic Profiling

This is a summary post of an article published open access in Information, Communication & Society. What reactions and rationales do Facebook users have when confronted with their algorithmically generated profiles? We surveyed 292 US-based users and led them to their "Your Interests" and "Your Categories" sections on their Facebook profiles followed by open-text questions … Continue reading Making Sense of Algorithmic Profiling

What’s in a Library?

After not using a reference manager at first (2014–2016) and later being very frustrated with Mendeley after a couple of years, I started using Zotero in 2018. I am extremely happy with the software and its features – it just works very well for everything I do. The browser plugin to import the full citation … Continue reading What’s in a Library?

Journal Metrics

Update: https://twitter.com/MoritzBuchi/status/1419702949878587398 The journal impact factor is defined as all citations made in the past year from scholarly publications (journals, proceedings, and books) to a journal's publications from the two years prior divided by the total number of publications (articles and reviews, i.e., citable items) published in the journal in those two prior years. So … Continue reading Journal Metrics

AI for Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making: A Digital Inequality Perspective

Update: Workshop proceedings published This post is an adaptation of an invited presentation given at the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making Processes in December 2020, hosted by the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva. Under what conditions can artificial intelligence support the participation of civil society in policy-making? AI is … Continue reading AI for Civil Society Participation in Policy-Making: A Digital Inequality Perspective

Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction

Update: Article published New preprint posted with Tiziano Gerosa and Marco Gui: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/up9xm In adolescents' everyday lives, critical moments for social and physiological well-being include sleep, school, time with friends, meals,… -- smartphones are often constant companions. Is that "problematic"? Instead of imposing an addiction frame, the new pervasiveness scale (Smartphone Pervasiveness Scale for adolescents … Continue reading Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction

Journals for Open Media and Communication Research

If you’re looking for a journal that supports open science in communication and media research through open access, registered reports etc., we started a list. View and comment on the latest version here or download a static PDF here. Open media and communication research has many more aspects – see, for example, this summary by … Continue reading Journals for Open Media and Communication Research