My piece on the algorithm behind Twitter Trends, has gone from Culture Digitally blog post to being reprinted in Salon.com and in the Independent Book Publishers Association's trade paper Independent, translated into Portuguese for a Brazilian NGO called poliTICs, and led to two NPR interviews, a brief one on Morning Edition and a longer piece on To The Best Of Our Knowledge.Unexpected. I've got to write a post like that every week, I might have a book on my hands by now.
I AM ON SABBATICAL IN FRANCE.
I HAVE TENURE.
Hector Postigo (Temple) and I were awarded funding from the NSF's Science, Technology and Society division, to hold a series of invitation-only workshops and virtual collaborations on "Cultural Production in the Digital Age." The first workshop was held in March 2011. That collaboration has continued at Culture Digitally, our group blog. A second workshop will be in April 2012 in Philadelphia.
Two essays written with my excellent graduate students, were published. You can email me for copies of either.
Braun, Josh and Tarleton Gillespie, "Hosting the Public Discourse, Hosting the Public: When Online News and Social Media Converge." Journalism Practice (v5n4, 2011): 383-398.
Epstein, Dmitry, Erik Nisbet, and Tarleton Gillespie. "Who's Responsible for the Digital Divide? Public Perceptions and Policy Implications." The Information Society (v27n2, 2011): 92-104.
My article, "The Politics of 'Platforms'" has been published in New Media & Society, v12 n3. You can read a pre-print version at SSRN.