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Karine Nahon

Dr. Karine Nahon is an associate professor at the Information School, faculty adjunct at the department of Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in University of Washington. Formerly, director of the Center for Information & Society. Her research interests lie in information policy and politics and in the social aspects of the management of information. More specifically she studies information control and gatekeeping, self-regulation mechanisms in cyberspace and particularly in virtual communities, and "Digital Divide" measurement tools. She holds a PhD and MSc in Management of Information Systems (2004) from Tel-Aviv University, and BA in Computer Science and Political Science. Currently, she co-chairs the virtual communities minitrack and the digital divide minitrack at HICSS. She serves as an expert in many decision-making forums that relate to Internet and information technology policy and advises the science and technology committee of the Israeli parliament. She academically directed the Israeli delegation and participated as a representative in the UN summit of WSIS (World Summit of Information Society). Formerly she held senior positions in Research and Development in the hi-tech industry.

The Information Virality Project is presented to Google

By on March 15, 2011 in Announcements, Social networks with 0 Comments
The Information Virality Project is presented to Google

Here are the slides from the talk to Google that our retroV group (Information Virality) gave. This project got the Google researc award and it was great to be able to present some of our findings to Google.

This presentation is based on two academic papers

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Call for Papers – Social Networking and Communities

By on March 6, 2011 in Announcements, Social networks with 0 Comments
Call for Papers – Social Networking and Communities

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45) January 4-7, 2012 – Maui Papers due June 15, 2011 Additional information about the minitrack and papers presented in previous years may be found at the website of the  social networking and communities minitrack. General information about the conference may be found at the HICSS primary website.   Mini-Track […]

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Blogosphere and Journalists

By on January 5, 2011 in Announcements, Politics with 0 Comments
Blogosphere and Journalists

This post covers the paper that Kevin Wallsten is presenting at HICSS at the e-government minitrack. Kevin is trying to assess the relationship between the blogosphere and journalists. He looked at the A-list blogs by combining two main authority indices of blogs – Karpf’s BAI index and The Truth Laid Bear. His findings: Since 2004 […]

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Wikileaks: An avalanche of leaking information

By on November 28, 2010 in Announcements, Free Expression with 0 Comments
Wikileaks: An avalanche of leaking information

This week something happened. Countries were waiting impatiently for the publication of 250,000 classified cables which leaked/stolen by Wikileaks. The reason – these documents contain juicy content about how the U.S refers to other states and leaders in the world. The tension rose even more few hours before the publication was due, and the site of Wikileaks could not be accessed due to a mass distributed denial of service attack. Someone in the US administration apparently thought that blocking access to the website of Wikileaks will help the situation or stop the information from leaking. Obviously, whoever thought that this is the case, does not understand the essence of information flow and distribution in the Internet. Bringing a website down, not only does not stop the distribution of information, it even encourages users to seek the information in mirror and other sites, replicate it and continue to distribute it.

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Internet, Politics, Policy 2010 Conference in Oxford

By on September 11, 2010 in Announcements, Politics with 0 Comments
Internet, Politics, Policy 2010 Conference in Oxford

Our retroV team (which studies the topic of information virality) will present in the IPP 2010 conference (Internet, Politics, Policy) held in Oxford. This conference is a great opportunity to enjoy the growing number of scholars who study the topic of information politics. Our paper, Fifteen Minutes of Fame: The Place of Blogs in the […]

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Social Networking and Communities

By on March 14, 2010 in Announcements, Social networks with 0 Comments

This page gathers all the papers presented in the Social Networking and Communities minitrack in HICSS. This minitrack focuses primarily on social networks and their interrelations with communities, both online and offline, in the context work, learning, social and/or personal life.

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Executives: Don’t try to change the Net Generation

By on January 12, 2010 in Announcements, Culture, Digital divide/s with 0 Comments
Executives: Don’t try to change the Net Generation

Bob Mason and I conducted a study about how executives in organizations perceive the entrance of the “net generation” into the workplace. Researchers (see Tapscott for example) refer to the Net Generation as the generation of people born between 1978-1994. They label them as such because of the researchers’ perceptions of this generation as growing […]

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10 Recommended Gov 2.0 Blogs

By on November 3, 2009 in Announcements, e-Government with 1 Comment
10 Recommended Gov 2.0 Blogs

Wired to Share posted their recommendations to follow the following 10 Blogs that deal with Gov 2.0 issues: Maxine Teller – MiXT Media Ari Herzog – AriWriter Steve Radick – Social Media Strategery Jefferey Levy – Government 2.0 Beta Mark Drapeau – Cheeky Fresh Gwynne Kostin – On Dot-Gov Andrew Kryzmarzick – Generation Shift Nick […]

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About the Ephemeral Nature of Twitter

About the Ephemeral Nature of Twitter

This week research conversation featured Kathy Gill who talks about Twitter and its integration in the classroom context, but her talk went into lessons learned from usage of Twitter by people and specifically by politicians. Gill’s motivation to research Twitter is derived from attempt to understand how technology impact society. While  looking at the presentation […]

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A “bear cub” hug, but still a hug

By on October 1, 2009 in Announcements, Policy with 1 Comment
A “bear cub” hug, but still a hug

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) signed a new affirmation of commitment document with the US government (see the video clip). The document is another milestone in a series of reforms that ICANN started six years ago. The goal of this reform to transform ICANN to a more independent entity (in other words, less dependent on the U.S), more transparent (there were many complaints around this issue), and more egalitarian (i.e., its board will be more global).

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