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Social Media Can Complement Surveys on Public Health Issues

A new study suggests that social media conversations can be used to monitor and predict people’s attitudes and knowledge about Zika.


Lokman Tsui (Ph.D. '10) Interviews Oscar Gandy on Personal Data Protection, Privacy, and Surveillance

Gandy studies privacy and surveillance and is the author of The Panoptic Sort.

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New Book by Sandra González-Bailón: Decoding the Social World

The book examines how our digital footprints can help solve paradoxes that have long intrigued social thinkers.

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Centola Teaching Online Course on Dynamics of Social Behavior

Available on Coursera, the course features cutting-edge research.


Chelsea Manning Speaks at Penn on Technology, Government, and Activism

A former intelligence analyst, Manning is an advocate for government transparency and transgender rights.

Akanbi Wins Yale Law Journal Essay Competition

Akanbi’s winning essay explores the shifting conceptualization of labor in the digital age.

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Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?

A new study by Desmond Patton develops a theory of everyday racism in digital policing.

Call for Papers: ICA Preconference on Data and Publics

Submit papers that critically rethink the meaning and practices of publics and public communication.


Annenberg Alumna Jenny Stromer-Galley (Ph.D. ‘02) Studies Political Communication and Develops Apps for Intelligence Analysts

Stromer-Galley has been studying campaign messaging since she encountered Bob Dole’s website in 1996.

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Pickard and Yang Edit New Book, Media Activism in the Digital Age

The book includes case studies of feminist, technological, and political interventions.