September 27, 2017

Pursuing "digital capitalism" was China's response to the great financial crisis of 2008, writes Yu Hong in her new book Networking China: the digital transformation of the Chinese economy.  As global demand fell for China's exports, the government stimulated domestic...

September 29, 2016

Philipp Lepenies reminds us statistics are no stranger to skullduggery.  In his book on the political history of GDP, during World War II the Allied Forces economics team kidnapped a star economist and dispatched agents to steal documents, all just to get a clear pictu...

September 26, 2016

Dr. Walid Al-Saqf, creator of the Alkasir, a tool to circumvent Internet censorship, discusses his research on how Syrians are using the tool to get information.  The tool is used most often when there are major military events in the war.  The most popular censor...

September 23, 2016

Shin Haeng Lee’s study shows that for politically active people in East and Southeast Asia, the more they use the Internet, the more likely they are to participate in in political protests, petitions, and violence, as compared to campaign meetings and contacts with ele...

September 20, 2016


What a world it could be if we knew how to build an online peace that would hold in the real
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The “Tweeting Arab” Facebook page with around 7000 users was by far the most popular pagefor Palestinian – Israeli Jew dialogue in 2014.  The second most popular only...

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