Professor of Information Technology Jim Jensen from Pennsylvania State University, USA, gave a public lecture at Sociology Department of Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg. He told about online marketing, in particular the study of such phenomena as targeted advertising, advertising it as " keyword » - "keyword advertising". The lecture was organized by the Laboratory Internet research HSE (LINIS, St.Petersburg ).
Laboratory for Internet Studies fellow Peter Meylakhs gave a paper at the annual readings CISR in January, 2014 his study of a group on the Russian social networking site VKontakte supported by so-called AIDS dissidents - people who deny the existence of HIV and support refusal to treat and prevent the disease from spreading.
A preprint of an article by Olesya Koltsova, Sergey Koltsov and Sergey Nikolenko, fellows of the Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS), was published on the Higher School of Economics official website.
A famous American researcher of social networks and Northwestern University Professor Noshir S. Contractor gave a presentation focused on the interaction of people and their association in groups at the HSE (St. Petersburg) on December 9, 2013.
The Internet has transformed the principle of forming communities, at least in the online. By this theory a researcher Tatiana Tatarchevskaya came analyzing group and user interaction on the web.
Senior Researcher of the Laboratory for Internet Studies Sergey Nikolenko attended the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI) in Mexico in November 2013.
Using the work of Guattari, Simondon and Bakhtin Olga Goryunova considered new ways of constructing of a subject and subjectivity.
Twitter users from different countries tend to read different types of news, a recent study by Brazilian scholar Marco Toledo Bastos has shown. Brits and Americans read world news and opinionated pieces, Spaniards prefer local news, while Brazilians favor items on football.
The International Summer School ‘Social Network Analysis: Internet Research’ has held in HSE St.Petersburg, August 15, 2013, which was organized by the Laboratory for Internet Studies and Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory. One of the lecturers at the school was Dr. Anatoly Gruzd - Director of Social Media Lab at Dalhousie University, Canada.