Digital Society

400% increase in Twitter discussion of refugees and migrants after Aylan Kurdi image published

The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Research Reponse to the Death of Aylan Kurdi


Using innovative methodologies to explore what the digital world means to both individuals & society.

AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials

The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers in UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Digital society

In the spotlight: Digital Society Network

The Digital Society Network (DSN) is a loose network of researchers examining all aspects of digital-society relations.

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Paper of the month: What do computer scientists tweet?

Marco Schmitt and Robert Jäschke perform a comprehensive study of computer scientists using Twitter and their tweeting behavior concerning the sharing of web links.

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Twitter research