Entries by taha yasseri

Science: “Important series of creatively and rigorously researched insights”

Arnout van de Rijt reviewed Political Turbulence in Science Magazine. The review, entitled “The social revolution,” states that the book … contributes an important series of creatively and rigorously researched insights into the social mechanics of Internet-based collective action, handing researchers a new toolbox of methods and techniques in the process. …Read more (paywall)

Book Launch at the OII

A book launch party will be held on Wednesday 27 January at 17:00 at the Oxford Internet Institute. The launch will start with a brief talk about the book by the authors followed by a drinks reception. The publisher, Princeton University Press, will have copies of the book available at a reduced price. The event is […]

Computational social science: A new social physics

Taha Yasseri is talking about how the data from digital technology we use everyday can be used in Computational Social Science. This talk is part of the University of Aberdeen’s Festival of Social Science and Science in the Quad Season 3, Institute of Physics in Scotland. Here is the blurb of the talk: As digital […]

The role of “others” in social media activism

Taha Yasseri is talking about online activism at the Royal Academy of Arts’ programme Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late on Saturday 24th October. Here is a blurb of his talk: Humans are self-determining. Or are they? How much are we influenced by social pressure and influence from our peers and how do they affect the decisions […]

Paper: Modeling the Rise in Internet-based Petitions

See a pre-print version of our paper entitled “Modeling the Rise in Internet-based Petitions” here. The paper’s abstract reads: Contemporary collective action, much of which involves social media and other Internet-based platforms, leaves a digital imprint which may be harvested to better understand the dynamics of mobilization. Petition signing is an example of collective action […]