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Social Network Analysis Event

Great event in London yesterday - details and useful links (especially for Digital Marketing and Web Science MSc/PhD students) can be accessed from the Storify below. Web access was limited at the venue (I *love* Eduroam!) so comments from other attendees would be most welcome (it wasn't just me there, really...) Read my #Storify story: "#SocialNetworkAnalysis Event" sfy. Continue reading →

Tweeting Theo is good news for business

The University of Southampton has so many enterprising and tech-savvy students. Third year BSc Management student Emilie Prior told me how she put her digital marketing skills to good use by impressing business expert Theo Paphitis with a creative tweet. Every week, the entrepreneur, best known for appearing on BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den, holds Small Business Sunday on Twitter (#sbs). Continue reading →

PhD Opportunities in Web Science

Offer: A fully funded 4-year MSc/PhD studentship – annual stipend £13,590.00 (tax free) and all fees paid (Equals a monthly pay of £1,130) Topic: Anything relevant to the Web, Social Networking, Semantic Web, e-commerce, e-learning etc. We have 10 studentship opportunities to start this October. No need for computer science or programming experience. The 4-year programme consists of a one year taught MSc course and then a 3-year PhD programme. Continue reading →

SMiLE: Early Reflections and Next Steps #caasoton

Last week I posted about our plans for the action research project SMiLE at the CAA2012 conference at Southampton. We tracked the use of a number of social media tools by both 'real' and 'virtual' attendees and interviewed people about the value they got from this activity, in order to explore the dynamics of the relationship between ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ communities. Now that the event is over it is time for the team to gather thoughts about next steps. Continue reading →

In the footsteps of Captain Scott

A hundred years ago this month, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his band of polar explorers were heading back across the ice after failing to become the first to reach the South Pole.  You can follow his heartbreaking journey on twitter as supplies run low and the end nears. Extracts are taken from Scott’s diaries and posted on the corresponding days. Management School Colleague Dr Lorraine Warren signed up to follow Captain Scott some weeks ago but found the postings difficult to endure. Continue reading →

Online recruitment – is it working?

Companies are increasingly using online recruitment – but they are still very much in the minority. Natasha Allden, a graduate of the University of Southampton’s MSc in Digital Marketing, doesn’t expect things to change anytime soon. She spoke to members of the University’s Digital Economy Strategic Research Group about the topic, which she researched for her dissertation. Continue reading →