Bringing together campus-based students and MOOC learners

From 16.15 to 16.45 on 5th May 2016 we will be livestreaming an event taking place on campus for the benefit of MOOC learners. A panel of MOOC Educators and Facilitators, and a group of students from the Online Social Networks module (UOSM2012) will be discussing the key issues arise from discussions within the course about "the power of social media". Useful exam revision! We will also be demonstrating the power of the social media backchannel in supporting a live event. Continue reading →

The role of social media in selling

Farahnoosh Berahman is a Sales Manager at Infobip, a global telecommunications specialist providing a mobile services cloud for enterprises and mobile operators. She earned an MSc in Human Resource Management at the University of Southampton and became interested in social media while doing research for her master's dissertation on Social Media Recruitment. She keeps her knowledge of social media up-to-date and utilises it in her daily activities. Continue reading →

WST 2014 Webinar Series – Web Observatories with Prof Dave de Roure

Please join us for the next in our series of Web Science Webinars for 2014. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Dave de Roure from the OeRC talk about Web Observatories, eResearch and the importance of collaboration/curation. Date:   Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time:   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Continue reading →

Week 5: Personal data and the digital economy

One of the topics we'll be covering in this digital economy week is the emerging personal data economy, where individuals are taking control of their own personal data. My research has explored this theme, looking at how individuals can understand, control and benefit from their data through the lenses of business law and technology. Marketing Week has just released a timely article on the opportunities and threats that arise from these developments. Continue reading →

Using social media in your job search

I'll tweet you my job spec if you snap me your CV...a guest post by Nik Nyman @ Neil’s Recruitment Really? Not really, but in theory it could work. A ten second snap is more or less the same amount of time a recruiter has with your CV anyway. Back to that later. In a meeting about mobile marketing at one of the major media agencies in London last week the concept of "dead time" came up, and we realised that these days our perception of dead time has changed. Continue reading →