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Media and IT

Dark personality traits revealed on Facebook

29 November, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

Analyses of your status updates on Facebook can show if you have psychopathic personality traits. Narcissistic traits can also be discerned from Facebook. These are the results of a new study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University.

Towards a Practice-Based Media and Journalism Research

26 September, 2013 - Jönköping University

Jönköping University’s School of Education will be holding its 2nd international conference titled Towards a Practice-Based Media and Journalism Research.

The conference highlights the need for practice in journalism and media research and how to apply research findings to the practical problems media practitioners and their outlets face. It brings together an impressive array of international media executives and editors as well as outstanding media scholars.

Smart homes technology tested in Örebro

10 June, 2013 - Örebro universitet

A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in close collaboration with the intended users, the project is now about to test the new technology in real homes.

Media help create image of the violent hooligan

18 February, 2013 - Malmö universitet

The media play a major role in shaping the identity of soccer thugs and also help create the image of hooligan culture as violent. This has been determined by the sports scientist Aage Radmann at Malmö University in Sweden in his dissertation, where he examines depictions in both traditional and social media.

New technology shows diabetes

23 January, 2013 - Umeå universitet

A new imaging method for the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes among other uses is now being presented by a group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden in the form of a video in the biomedical video journal, The Journal of Visualized Experiments.

The digital ecosystem – a way to success

7 December, 2012 - Jönköping University

On Thursday, 6 December 2012, Ahmad Ghazawneh successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Informatics, entitled “Towards a Boundary Resources Theory of Software Platforms”, at Jönköping International Business School.

Population displacement during disasters predicted using mobile data

19 June, 2012 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 19 June 2012] Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to predict beforehand the movements of people after a disaster, and thus improves chances for aid to be delivered to the right places at the right time.

Working materials play different roles in design processes

15 June, 2012 - Malmö universitet

Working materials are of great importance and play different roles throughout collaborative design processes. This places new demands on the co-designer. This position is established by Mette Agger Eriksen, a doctoral candidate and design researcher at Malmö University, in her dissertation.

Unique research on inner life of Google

24 April, 2012 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Google is one of the world’s most innovative companies. Why? Ask Swedish researcher Annika Steiber at Chalmers University of Technology. She has been seeking answers inside the company’s headquarters Googleplex for nearly a year. No other researcher has ever had such access.