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Monday, August 26

I’m (Not) Afraid to Say: What Are the Limits of Frankness in Posts about Sexual Violence

The #imnotafraidtosay (Russian: #янебоюсьсказать) flashmob on Facebook and other online actions against sexual violence have helped victims to speak out about the problem and get psychological support from the web. At the same time, full frankness is hardly possible in such projects. It is directly related to anonymity. According to HSE researchers, the most painful experiences are still muted in groups where the discussants use their real names.

Instagram Micro-celebrities: What Factors Contribute to Online Endorser Credibility and Influence Consumer Behaviour?

Physical attractiveness, high-quality photos, interesting content, engagement with the audience, and subject competence are the key contributing factors to Instagram micro-celebrities' success, according to a study which examines the influence of online celebrity endorsers on consumer purchase intentions.

Illustration for news: Employers Increasingly Find Employees Online

Employers Increasingly Find Employees Online

The internet has changed how people approach job hunting and recruitment. Employment websites and social networks are now competing with personal connections as the key channel for offering and finding jobs and have replaced most other channels, according to Sergey Roshchin, Sergei Solntsev and student at the HSE ICEF Dmitry Vasilyev's paper 'The Evolution of Job Hunting and Recruitment in the Internet Age'.

87%

of universities have wireless internet access. In the majority of them all staff members and students have access to Wi-Fi.

Sociology on the Internet

On 8th — 11th June the International Conference on Computational Social Science, organised by the University of Aalto took place in Helsinki, attended by many of the leading lights in this new area of academic research where the meeting between sociology and computer science has the potential to design better societies.

20%

of companies around the world in the next three years will use social networks as the main tool of corporate communications instead of email.

Social Networks are Good for Book Lovers but Show a Fall in Reading Among Young Russians

Lyubov Borusiak, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, School of Integrated Communications will be giving a paper at the XVI International April Conference on Economic and Social Development about her research into social networks and what young Russians read. She talked to the HSE English Language News service  about her findings and about whether Russian reading habits are changing with the new generation.

47%

of Russians age 16 to 74 use social networks.

Finding a Balanced Approach on Internet Governance

Peter Major, vice-chairman of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group of the International Telecommunication Union and chairman of the Group on Information Systems of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau at the United Nations, is one of the world's leading experts in the field of Internet Governance. He recently spoke with the HSE news service about some of these developments, particularly with respect to multi-stakeholder cooperation.

Runet Economy and its Prospects

On October 29, HSE and the Russian Association for Electronic Communications unveiled key research results on Runet Economy 2013-2014.

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