Currently our colleagues from Goethe University are running two user studies. In both studies we are making use of the new ROSE version. Laura explores group mechanisms within groups of Facebook users, while Andreas inquires friend management and sharing behavior in context. Continue reading
We haven’t published news from our ROSE development in the last months. Our former release date for ROSE’s next major version was September, but we postponed it to January 2014 after our developers Oliver and Sebastian proposed so many improvements. However, we think that it’s worth to wait! Continue reading
This is to announce a new team member or – more precisely – to re-introduce an old one in a new role: Andreas Kramm, who beforehand was a research assistant in our project, will be a full-time researcher for the next 10 months after he finished his internship at Google in Zurich. Continue reading
Last Saturday, the DLF (Deutschlandfunk, public broadcasting channel in Germany) published a report about our project featuring an interview with project team member Andreas Poller. The report is available in German on the DLF website.
While many colleagues are currently on vacation, our software developers Sebastian and Oliver spend much effort on preparing the next major version of ROSE. This will include a release of our analysis software Ivy.
In the June issue of the Fraunhofer research newsletter for customers and journalists, research team member Andreas Poller explains the major goals of the DIPO project: Continue reading
Challenging task for the students in our research seminar: finding a research question to investigate in a small qualitative study. However, they accomplished well, and collected more than 10 interesting aspects of using social networks – all worth to investigate. Continue reading
From April to June 2013 our interdisciplinary research team is temporarily reinforced by Amaya Noain Sánchez. Ms. Sánchez is researcher and PhD student from the Department of Journalism, Information Sciences Faculty, Complutense University, Madrid. She does research for the project, contributing her expertise for computer ethics, and also works on the qualitative user research part of her dissertation project titled „Strategies to enhance the protection of personal data of New Information and Communication Technologies‘ users“ under the supervision of Petra Ilyes.
Today, we released version 1.2 of ROSE, adapted to recent changes in Facebook’s timeline and now remembers participants to comment their actions. Continue reading
At Thursday April 18, our research seminar „Medien und Medialität: Privatsphäre und Nutzungsverhalten in sozialen Online-Netzwerken“ starts at Goethe University. First lecture takes place 4 pm to 7 pm in room IG
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