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In an excellent cross-cultural study on Wikipedia edit/revert behaviours [1], Tsvetkova and her colleagues argue among other things for a mediating effect of culture in accounting for different dominance patterns to the editings in different language editions of the online encyclopaedia. The Wikipedia Humane-Machine Network is biased in some sense towards large geographical reach and network size, along with high human agency, low workflow interdependence, but low network organisation. And facebook, as highlighted… Read More

Are users always worried about their data? One consequence of the Wanless report is a need for more distributed healthcare. This means that an ageing and expanding patient population can be supported at home and in the community. But also not everyone in rural communities will be able to travel any distance for specialist care. This really is the essence of telemedicine or eHealth. So the idea is that ICT can mediate… Read More