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Reflections on the Power of Social Media MOOC There have been some great discussions over the past few weeks - thanks to everyone for your contributions, do keep them coming! You can read the learner reflections tweeted so far, the videos addressing your "big questions" here, and the student contributions here. Continue reading →

Bringing together campus-based students and MOOC learners

From 16.15 to 16.45 on 5th May 2016 we will be livestreaming an event taking place on campus for the benefit of MOOC learners. A panel of MOOC Educators and Facilitators, and a group of students from the Online Social Networks module (UOSM2012) will be discussing the key issues arise from discussions within the course about "the power of social media". Useful exam revision! We will also be demonstrating the power of the social media backchannel in supporting a live event. Continue reading →

The role of social media in selling

Farahnoosh Berahman is a Sales Manager at Infobip, a global telecommunications specialist providing a mobile services cloud for enterprises and mobile operators. She earned an MSc in Human Resource Management at the University of Southampton and became interested in social media while doing research for her master's dissertation on Social Media Recruitment. She keeps her knowledge of social media up-to-date and utilises it in her daily activities. Continue reading →

WST 2014 Webinar Series – Web Observatories with Prof Dave de Roure

Please join us for the next in our series of Web Science Webinars for 2014. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Dave de Roure from the OeRC talk about Web Observatories, eResearch and the importance of collaboration/curation. Date:   Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time:   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Continue reading →

Using social media in your job search

I'll tweet you my job spec if you snap me your CV...a guest post by Nik Nyman @ Neil’s Recruitment Really? Not really, but in theory it could work. A ten second snap is more or less the same amount of time a recruiter has with your CV anyway. Back to that later. In a meeting about mobile marketing at one of the major media agencies in London last week the concept of "dead time" came up, and we realised that these days our perception of dead time has changed. Continue reading →

New Web Science Projects

The Web Science MOOC features the current research projects involving a number of staff and students at the University of Southampton. The next generation of work in this rapidly developing area is now coming onto the radar. Last month we held "Web Science Research Week" at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

Looking forward to week 5: digital economy

Week 5 has come around very quickly, and we are all very much looking forward to the discussions. Do feel free to comment and interact with us and other learners within the Futurelearn platform, via Twitter using #FLwebsci, on this blog, or in the G+ community. We will all benefit greatly from the  thoughts and examples that are shared. Continue reading →

Interdisciplinary Week Events at Southampton

Locally-based MOOC participants may be interested in attending these events which take place in Interdisciplinary Research Week at the University of Southampton: Coffee and muffins included :-) Book a free place here If you are not able to attend in person, check out #IDRW2014. Continue reading →