Ben O'Loughlin will address the relationship between social media monitoring techniques and the emergence and prediction of events at the following conference this Thursday. From the Arab Spring to the News International scandal it is clear that international events can catch policymakers off guard. Can analysis of our tweets and user comments help spot an event before it breaks? And if this is possible, what are the ethical consequences?
Strategies, Challenges, Methodologies
An International Workshop
The Open University, Camden Town
28 July 2011
1400-1415 Welcome and Introduction
Marie Gillespie and Hugh Mackay Public Diplomacy or Intercultural Dialogue?
Nick Cull The Future Landscape of Public Diplomacy
Annabelle Sreberny The Hubris of Public Diplomacy
Ali Fisher Networked Audiences: New Rules of Engagement
Ben O’Loughlin Can Social Media Monitoring Predict Events?
1645 -1700 DISCUSSION