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Job Announcement: Half-Time Assistant for Digital Society Research Duties and Essential Job Functions: The Research Assistant (RA) will perform a variety of research duties and administrative tasks related to research on digital society and inequality by assisting a sociologist in the OSC at Sciences Po in Paris. Tasks to support the research may include (but […]

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Fall Book Tour for “The Revolution That Wasn’t”

I will be on the East Coast this fall to talk about my new book from Harvard University Press, The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives. For details go to Join me! October 21 – Harvard October 22 – Northeastern October 23 – Tufts October 24 – UNC – Greensboro October 25 […]

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5 reasons why online Big Data is Bad Data for researching social movements

I know, I know, it’s digital blasphemy to say that using Internet data is a terrible way to study social movements. What about all of those Twitter and Facebook revolutions of the Arab Spring? And Occupy Wall Street? #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter spread like wildfire, for God’s sake. You may think that I’m a luddite who […]

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HBO’s Silicon Valley: Where the Women Aren’t

I had the opportunity to see the premiere of the new HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley in, well, Silicon Valley. It was a red carpet night, not just for the stars and producers of the show but also for tech leaders, such as Elon Musk, Mark Pincus and Michael Arrington. Yes, these elites are men. […]

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