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Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now)

Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you're a finance worker with broadband problems, a new map may provide the reason behind it: the City of London has among the worst broadband speeds

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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Internet of Things set to strengthen retail sales as smart sensors hit the High Street

Internet of Things set to strengthen retail sales as smart sensors hit the High Street | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

1,000 smart sensors will monitor footfall across the UK.

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This article references the  Economic and Social Research Council-funded SmartStreetSensor Project

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Online abuse affects men and women differently – and this is key to tackling trolls

Online abuse affects men and women differently – and this is key to tackling trolls | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Video games, Jane Austen, and a Welsh footballer: it might seem these three have nothing in common, but all have been the basis for online abuse targeted specifically at women.


Of course, both men and women face harassment online, and some face it every day. But the cases involving Anita Sarkeesian and #GamerGate, Caroline Criado-Perez’s campaign for a woman on a British banknote, and threats towardChloe Madeley after her mother Judy Finnigan’s comments about footballer Ched Evans, raise the question of whether there is an essential difference between what women and men face online.

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Article co-written by Claire Hardaker, who receives ESRC funding for her work on Twitter rape threats and the discourse of online misogyny.

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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

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The BBC News programme features an interview with Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University. Feature at 7 minutes 57 seconds - 10 minutes 11 seconds.

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You can’t write a CV on a smartphone

You can’t write a CV on a smartphone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth writes Helen Thornham
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Helen Thornham receives funding from the ESRC.

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Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet

Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Homes near Google’s £1 billion London headquarters enjoy Britain’s fastest internet while swathes of the capital suffer some of the worst speeds in the country, a new interactive map has revealed.

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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Teach children what to say and they'll stand up to bullies

Teach children what to say and they'll stand up to bullies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Following concerns that two thirds of teachers have witnessed cyberbullying, research suggests that telling children what to say would encourage them to stand up for victims

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This research was presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event

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Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns

Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TV historian who was abused by Twitter trolls says that sentences will not stop abuse as other high profile victims react to new sentences for the crime
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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Internet trolls face longer sentences

Internet trolls face longer sentences | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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Why Global Contributions To Wikipedia Are So Unequal

Why Global Contributions To Wikipedia Are So Unequal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The geography of knowledge has always been uneven.

Some people and places have always been more visible and had more voices than others.
But the Internet seemed to promise something different: a greater diversity of voices, opinions and narratives from more places. Unfortunately, this has not come to pass in quite the manner some expected it to. Many parts of the world remain invisible or under-represented on important websites and services.

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Article written by Mark Graham, who received funding from the ESRC.

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