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Connecting with voters through social media

30 May 2014

Despite the focus on how social media can mobilise voters. Research shows that more traditional face-to-face and phone techniques remain much more powerful in getting voters to the polls

Global summit for retail and researchers

12 February 2014

The acs global summit, supported by the esrc, has provided the opportunity to encourage debate and knowledge exchange between leading practitioners and social scientists within the retail sector

Enter the world of datasets

19 September 2013

The esrc research catalogue is being expanded with over 900 datasets, downloaded from the economic and social data service and uk data archive - encouraging the use and reuse of data funded by esrc

The nature of web trolls

01 August 2013

Online 'trolls' who abuse people are motivated by boredom as well as feelings of power, amusement and revenge, new findings show. Research by dr claire hardaker at the esrc cass centre explores the mo...

Mashing maps for society

31 July 2013

Maptube, a website for mashing maps developed as part of the e-social science programme, has been a huge success with over 10,000 registered users - bringing geospatial data to the public

British Sign Language - on the record

20 June 2013

The british sign language corpus project has collected the first recorded 'corpus' of bsl and is expected to lead to improved services for deaf people. The project includes online video recordings of...

Fibre-optic hopes for East Africa

24 May 2013

The fibre-optic broadband linking east africa has created huge expectations of an economic boost - but are the hopes realistic? An esrc-dfid research project charts the technology transition in kenya...

Riots: going viral

20 May 2013

Online social media such as twitter have been blamed for exacerbating the riots, by making it possible to quickly spread false rumours and incite others to violence - but this is far from a new phenom...

Staying safe online

14 May 2013

The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer interne...

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