Abigail McAlpine is a Computer Science & Informatics PhD Researcher at University of Huddersfield. Here she comments on the recent news story about Katie Price becoming the unlikely spokesperson asking MPs to tackle online abuse with regards to the online trolling of her disabled son Harvey.
Consumer behaviour expert David Harvey comments on Amazon opening a supermarket with no checkout operators or self-service tills, but with extensive built-in cameras to spy on people’s behaviour.
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Richard Jones is a Journalism and Media Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and teaches about journalism technologies and innovation in journalism. Here, in an article written for The Conversation, he questions whether or not the big tech companies, such as Facebook and Google, should pay for the tremendous amount of news that is shared on their
Alexander von Lunen, is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Huddersfield. Here, in an article published on The Conversation, he talks about the recent Safety Check service launched by Facebook in 2014 which was used during the terrorist attack in Paris and how assurances that loved ones are safe is something social
Dr Alison Rodriguez’s research concerns vulnerable patient groups with specialist interests in palliative care, specifically paediatric palliative care and dementia care. Here she comments on the FaceDementia Facebook app which invites Facebook users to experience what it is like to live with dementia in a bid to raise greater awareness about the disease.