Category Archives for Networked Politics

From Quantified Self to Quantified Other (and back to the panopticon)

I quite like self-tracking. I loved my Fitbits and Shine activity trackers (but kept losing them, putting them through the dryer, etc) and using them really did help me stay more active. But self-tracking is one thing. Having other people … Continue reading

22. April 2014 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics, social media, Visualise me | Leave a comment

Follow me on Facebook instead?

With national elections coming up next month here in Norway, I’m interested in how politicians are using social media. There’s certainly a lot of activity on Facebook, and KrF’s Knut Arild Hareide is one of the people said to be … Continue reading

05. August 2013 by Jill
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Norwegian values

I would probably vote for SV if I was a Norwegian citizen and could vote in the Norwegian elections this September, as I agree with them more than I agree with most other parties, but I think Mathias Fischer has … Continue reading

30. July 2013 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics, social media | 2 comments

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog – except the NSA

I was shocked to realise my students had never seen that classic cartoon about the anonymous dog on the internet. I suppose it is 20 years old. Luckily, Nitrozac has been making web comics since the 90s and definitely remembers. And … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by Jill
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Monica Mæland facts – more political sarcasm in social media

National elections in Norway are this September, and clearly there’s going to be more playful use of social media this time around. The latest I’ve seen is a Twitter account spitting out “facts” about Monica Mæland, a conservative politician who … Continue reading

07. May 2013 by Jill
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Hey girl Audun Lysbakken

Today I’m loving these Hey Girl Audun Lysbakken photos – Lysbakken heads the socialist party (SV) and I suppose he is rather good looking. Someone has started a series of photos of him based on the Ryan Gosling memes, or … Continue reading

22. April 2013 by Jill
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We need to teach our kids to code!

I wrote an op-ed for Aftenposten today about the need to teach our kids programming. Working on the government report on hindrances for digital innovation in Norway I read a lot about how we currently define “digital competency” and “digital … Continue reading

25. March 2013 by Jill
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How to be an open access scholar

After writing a blog post about open access, Bente Kalsnes asked today for practical suggestions on how to be an Open Access researcher. Here’s how: Publish in open access journals. If you’re in Norway, you’ll also want to search DBH’s list … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by Jill
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#PDFtribute, Aaron Swartz, and the need to fight for open access in academic publishing

Three days ago, internet activist Aaron Swartz killed himself, as has been reported widely across social and traditional media. He killed himself on the second anniversary of being arrested for having downloaded thousands of academic articles from JSTOR via a … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics, Running for Vice-Rector | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

What are the main hindrances for innovation in Norwegian digital content and sercvices?

For just over a year, I’ve been going to Oslo once a month to discuss hindrances for innovation and growth in digital content and services in Norway with an incredibly inspiring group of people: lawyers, consumer rights’ advocates, programmers, a … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Jill
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