The True Reason Why Men are More Successful in Academia

August 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Gender | 6 Comments
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Why Men are more Successful in Academia

inspired by @corinnamilborn and @antjeschrupp

What ever happened to Toots DeVille? (Teaser)

August 10, 2009 at 10:15 am | Posted in Culture | 6 Comments
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Willy DeVille died on August 6, 2009. He had contracted Hepatitis C and, beginning his treatment, doctors found he had pancreatic cancer. That was in June. R.I.P Willy DeVille.

Browsing his bio on Wikipedia, I stumbled upon a peculiar character, Toots DeVille, and decided to do a little research on her. It isn’t much I have yet found out, but I am going to to continue on this article. Doing this research sounds like an interesting side project.

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A Collection of Downloadable Twitter-Papers

August 10, 2009 at 10:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized, Web 2.0 | Leave a comment
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Though Twitter only went public in July 2006 (according to Wikipedia, though many papers such as Java et al 2007 cite October 2006 as the launch date) quite an amount of Twitter research has already been published. Here is an overview of downloadable papers – please let me know if you find anything else.

P.S: Some of these papers can only be downloaded from a (university) library. If you have access to the network of Vienna University, you need to establish a VPN connection through univpn.univie.ac.at/. Login, select AnyConnect, establish VPN trough the browser or download the VPN client if the browser connection doesn’t work smoothly.

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LOL has evolved into a gesture in France

August 10, 2009 at 10:09 am | Posted in Web 2.0 | Leave a comment
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Angelika Storrer, a professor at Dortmund Technical University, gave a talk about chatspeak yesterday at the Web as Culture Conference in Gießen, presenting visual evidence that LOL has meanwhile evolved into a gesture in France:

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60% of Twitter users do not return the following month? They might return a year later

August 10, 2009 at 10:08 am | Posted in Web 2.0 | Leave a comment
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So we have all read the story about the so-called ‘Twitter quitters’, i.e. people who do not return the following month and the percentage of which, according to Nielsen, amounts to 60%. This single month is probably not enough to conclude that users “wind up abandoning the service” – or at least that is what my (very limited sample of 17 users) suggests.

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English teasers in this blog

August 10, 2009 at 10:06 am | Posted in Blogging | Leave a comment

In early 2008, I shifted my blogging activity to my German blog : digiom.wordpress.com. But for a while now, I have been writing occasional English language posts on that blog. And from now on, I am going to post teasers of those blog posts on this blog here.

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