The study of social networks on the internet is becoming more popularand more possible not only for researchers, but also for journalists, students, and ordinary users. There was clear evidence of this atthe international summer school ‘Social Network Analysis: Internet Research’, at the HSE campus in St. Petersburg which brought together participants from eleven countries. The organizers of the school - HSE Internet Studies Lab (LINIS) and the Sociology for Education and Science Laboratory – invited the audience topick out the best presentations for reward.
On May 20, 2013, Dr. Jana Diesner spoke at the Internet Studies Lab. She is known for developing new methods for analyzing semantic networks. Dr.Diesner told the audience that most of her work is focused on developing methods which allow researchers to isolate relationships from large corpora of texts written in ‘natural’ language.
On April 18, 2013, Dr. Katrin Voltmer spoke at LINIS invitation on "Mediated Transitions and Hybrid Regimes: Democratization in the Digital Age".
On March 6, 2013, Peter Meylakhs spoke at LINIS on "Virtual Communities and Online Support Groups in eHealth". The lecture was devoted to one of the many promising aspects of the development of eHealth, which is the availability of "equal to equal" virtual communities.