Karine Nahon is a researcher, scholar and activist. She is the author of the book Going Viral (with Jeff Hemsley). She serves as an associate professor at the Information School, director of the Virality of Information (retroV) research group and a member of the Social Media Lab (SoMe Lab) at university of Washington. Her research focuses on information politics and policy. Her public activity is aimed towards promoting transparency and accountability.
Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics Speaker Series
In this research conversation Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley will discuss the complex facets of virality as a process and its impact on individuals, groups and societies. Virality, is a mechanism that reproduces social norms, and at the same time a mechanism that challenges institutions and their structure. This lecture is based on the book "Going Viral."
When: Mon May 12 2014 12:00 - 13:30
Where: Mary Gates Hall 420, University of Washington
Paper "Homophily in the Guise of Cross-Linking" printed in ABS (American Behaviorist Scientist)
This study examines the behavior of influential political blogs (conservative and liberal) in reference to external viral content during March 2007 and June 2009. We analyze homophily and
cross-ideological (heterophily) practices and propose a multi-dimensional model that employs both qualitative and quantitative methods.