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Social media in the business world

The next generation of sophisticated digital marketing professionals are learning their trade at the University of Southampton. And many of them look set for glittering careers, if you ask me! Slightly nervous third year students have been trying their hands at being social media consultants, thanks to an innovative module at the Management School. Continue reading →

How can you tweet in Chinese?

Management School PhD student Ring Xu fascinated university staff and students interested in developments in the digital economy with her presentation on what’s happening now in social media in China. More than 513 million people use the internet in her country. But that impressive figure is dwarfed by China’s total population of 1.4 billion and means around a third of Chinese people are currently online. Most are under the age of 30. Continue reading →

Digital Literacies Workshops and Conference

There are still a few spaces available for staff and students on the following events. These are informal sessions run on behalf of the Centre for Innovation in Technologies and Education (CITE) by Fiona Harvey, Lisa Harris and the Student Digital Champions. 1.     Online Identity Workshop: 22nd May at 3pm in 85/2207. This is a chance for you to review how you appear online and take an active role in making deliberate changes. Continue reading →

Alison Simmance- new DE USRG Coordinator

I am delighted to be the new Digital Economy USRG Coordinator here at the University of Southampton and to be involved in communicating the Digital Economy’s diverse and excellent research: the novel approach to influence human behaviour through mobile phone and social networking technology; bringing life to events; revolutionizing aspects of the humanities for our students and laying the digital foundation to tackle today’s complex problems such as the supply and demand of energy are... Continue reading →

Southampton hosts RCUK Digital Economy “IT as a Utility” Network+

Many congratulations to Professor Jeremy Frey whose £1.5 million Network+ award has now been announced by RCUK. “As part of a new way of better taking forward existing research and training investments the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme has set up a network in each of its four priority challenge areas: IT as a Utility, Communities and Culture, New Economic Models and Sustainable Society. “Each ‘Network+’ has received £1. Continue reading →

Sponsored Digital Economy PhD Opportunity

Funding available to support PhD research into small business and cultural heritage interpretation partnerships in the Digital Economy  A team of Digital Economy members have just been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award to recruit a PhD student who is interested in researching this topic. A grant of £7K p.a. for 3 years (or pro rata for part time work) will be available to cover fees and contribute towards living costs. The project needs to begin before 1st December 2012. Continue reading →

It’s not just technology

Are today’s laws adequate for the digital economy? Roksana Moore from the University of Southampton is looking at privacy, IP and regulation across international boundaries as part of her lecturing duties. She’s teaching students about these matters both within the Law School and in the Doctoral Training Centre for Web Science as part of ILAWS, the Institute for Law and the Web at Southampton. Continue reading →