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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Social Media or The Impact of Us

Social Media or The Impact of Us

Monday 19 February 2007 15:30 - 17:00

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Director of Yahoo! Research Barcelona and Yahoo! Research Latinamerica in Santiago, Chile

Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS. This event is open to the public. If you would like to attend please email your name and affiliation, if any, to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk

In this talk we explore the current impact of social media or social networks, commonly called Web 2.0, where content is generated by users in sites like Yahoo! Answers, Flickr, YouTube or Del.icio.us. This phenomenon puts forward new research challenges that involves not only computer science, but also economy and psychology, just to mention a couple of related fields. We call this emerging new science, community systems, and we mention some of the issues that we are studying, as well as further open problems.

About the speaker: Ricardo Baeza-Yates is Director of Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain and Yahoo! Research Latin America at Santiago, Chile. His research interests include algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web mining, text and multimedia databases, software and database visualization, and user interfaces.

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