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You only like (me) when you're happy

This weekend’s news story about Facebook’s mass psychological testing ‘emotional contagion’ left me in something of an emotional flux.

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Flocking to participate
CitSocSci - mass participation in addressing big social problems

Last week was the Citizen Cyber Summit #ccs in London a fascinating gathering of people interested in, design and running citizen science activities. From the open session it reinforced how exciting our own exploration of citizen science is, and more importantly, the potential for finding new ways of addressing some persistent social challenges. That may sound overly optimistic, perhaps even a little naive, but as James Borrell highlighted in his opening speech, these are important characteristics of starting out a citizen science based enquiry.

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NT100: The Making Of
It looks like you’re trying to vote, let me help you with that...

Whilst the paperclip is unlikely to directly help you choose your candidate, there are other ways that digital technologies already influence your actions.

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Digital Making Journeys

Our efforts to support more people to become digital makers focusses on an interest in their understanding how digital technologies work. But even with all the great resources available to support young digital makers, what is it that sparks an interest in digital making, and where do you go after that point?  

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