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Some more minutes from Avila (Day 2 + 3) plus impresssions from the conference trip.
e-society and Digital Divide
On the predictability of the U.S. elections through search volume activity (Catherine Lui, Panagiotis T. Metaxas, Eni Mustafaraj)
Google trends gives hints: The interest of people might describe popularity. Queries all over the world, but also from different different countries can be considered. The interest in Google trends predictions started when they were associated with flue symptoms. People will start queries about sore noses, high fever etc. :) The advantage of looking at internet searches is that we can predict epidemics sooner. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Hello from Avila where the iadis e-society conference is taking place. Keynote speaker this year is Z. Papacharissi (Prof. and head of Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago); panels are on e-society, e-learning, e-government, but also information systems and management. There are some other conferences dealing with an “e” or mobile component taking place in the same Hotel (e.g. on mobile learning, but I didn’t overrun :)).
The introduction focused on the increase of the “e”-component in society and the skill levels of users. Due to the increasing importance of e-skills, the Digital Divide might become even bigger. The digital gap is one of the subtopics of the conference.