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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Upvotes, Downvotes, and Initial Conditions: An Analysis of Reddit’s Curation Mechanisms

Written on January 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm, by

Greg Stoddard, Harvard & Northwestern Center for Complex Network Research 1 – 2pm, Tuesday, February 4 In recent years, the social news site Reddit.com has grown exponentially in popularity as more and more people use it to find good content from around the web. According to Alexa estimates, Reddit is the 84th most popular website and receives  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon at the Watertown Public Library

Written on January 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm, by

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be at the Watertown Free Public Library onSaturday, January 25th from 1-4pm. Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced digital archive of stories, photos, video, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. This event is an opportunity for members of the Watertown community  Continue Reading »

Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislature

Written on January 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm, by

In the US Congress, only a very small proportion of bills become law. The surviving bills may serve as vehicles for policy ideas originating in other bills, but there is currently no reliable way to learn when this occurs. Using the legislative history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as our test  Continue Reading »

Boston Maps Project

Written on January 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm, by

This semester, Northeastern University’s history department is branching out into new territory: we’re beginning a large-scale digital project that is being implemented across several classes in the department. The goal of the project is to investigate urban and social change in the city of Boston using historical maps. We’re very excited to be partnering with  Continue Reading »

Studying Transatlantic Reception and Readership: The Women Writers Project

Written on January 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm, by

Julia Flanders (Professor of the Practice, English; Director, Digital Scholarship Group, College of Social Sciences and Humanities and University Libraries) will present this talk as part of the Humanities Center and CSSH Dean’s Office’s “Faculty Works-in-Progress” series, Monday, January 27, 12:00-1:00 pm, 310R Renaissance Park.

Humanities Stepping Into the Digital Age

Written on January 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm, by

When Web Reviews Aren’t What They Seem

Written on January 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm, by